Tanzania election: President Magufuli hoping to secure 2nd term

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    Polls have opened in Tanzania’s presidential and parliamentary elections. President John Magufuli is seeking a second term but his strongest challenge comes from his main opponent Tundu Lissu. Voting has been marred with violence in the run-up to the election day on semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from neighbouring Nairobi, Kenya. –

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