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Aidan Eyakuze in a cage, puts all Africa in a rage - 2 months ago, 10 Feb 17:24

Charles Onyango-o ...

There’s a fine lad in Tanzania called Aidan Eyakuze.

He’s the executive director of Twaweza, a not-for-profit organisation that researches a range of social issues.

Last year, Twaweza committed a very serious “crime” in the eyes of President John Magufuli and his government.

It commissioned an opinion poll on the big man’s popularity, and found that he had fallen from a dizzying high of 96 per cent in 2016 in the early heady months of his presidency, to 55 per cent in 2018.

Leaders of richer countries like US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron, who in January saw an “improvement” in his dismal popularity up to 28 per cent, would kill or sell their countries for 55 per cent. Not Magufuli.

Twaweza was ostracised, Ndugu Eyakuze’s passport was confiscated, and he was placed on a “no fly list.”

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