Tanzania: The Campaign of the Magic Eye

Elections in a one-party state are usually about as exciting as guessing how many beans in a bottle. As one-party Tanzania went to the polls last week, however, the roar in the fore ground sounded strangely like politicians fighting for votes. For six weeks, candidates had been crisscrossing the nation, walking as far as 30 miles to appear under banyan trees at isolated village rallies. Even President Julius Nyerere felt constrained to stump through the countryside with his new Polaroid camera, awing prospective voters by handing out pictures he had just taken...

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