Election In East Africa

My arrival in rural Tanzania coincided with a special election in the region. So I was able to witness campaigning in these parts. 


Ever since I got to my village in Tanzania, there has been campaign buzz regarding a recently-vacated seat of parliament due to the untimely passing of this area’s representative.

The Iringa region was to elect a new official on March 16th.

Within days of my arrival at the end of January, the first signs of the election surfaced. Quiet days in the village began to be highlighted (or interrupted depending on your perspective) by drive-by campaign commercials…

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