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Term Limits in Africa: Will President-For-Life Become a Thing of the Past?

Tanzania’s general elections are fast approaching on October 25. The country’s current president, Jakaya Kikwete, is stepping down after two terms, clearing the way for a successor. But Tanzania has a long history of presidents observing term limits, while so many other African countries do not. Unlike many African leaders, Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete has decided to step down after serving two terms in office. “Since 1992, the return to multi-party democracy in Tanzania,...

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