What makes Seif Sharif Hamad an interesting personality? Shaka credits his persistence, humility, and desire to get justice. In this Shaka: Extra Time, Paul and Shaka discuss his character and the claims that Hamad has separatist leanings.
Zanzibar opposition leader Seif Sharif Hamad is in Washington, DC to meet with U.S. government officials about the political situation in Zanzibar. VOA’s Vincent Makori sat down with Hamad, who is the leader of the Civic United Party, to discuss why he insists he was legitimately elected president, but denied the victory, when the government-appointed electoral body decided to nullify the vote. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/3381101.html
Democracy in Tanzania has taken a troubling turn, prompting the U.S. to cancel a $472 Million Millennium Challenge Corporation grant, and even more broadly to reassess the East African nation’s reputation as a beacon of hope for African democracy. Among the most important concerns for Washington, regional and international election observers was the cancellation of the October 2015 poll on the semi-autonomous territory of Zanzibar, in which Seif Sharif Hamad of the Civic United Front or CUF appeared to have defeated incumbent President Ali Mohamed Shein of the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi or CCM. CUF boycotted a re-run election in March 2016, ending a government of National Unity on Zanzibar that was negotiated in 2010. Paul Sisco reports.
Over 400 Nigerian migrants have been flown back home from Libya where they had been in various detention camps for months after attempting to enter Europe via Libya.The majority of the migrants had left Nigeria by road hoping to make it to Europe through Libya, however, due to various complications, they were all stuck in Libya, some for years. Africa 54's Vincent Makori reports.
In this episode of Shaka: Extra Time, Shaka and Paul Ndiho discussed Seif Sharif Hamad's claims about the responses he received from leaders in Tanzania and why the U.S. canceled a $472 Million Millennium Challenge Corporation grant.