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  • For Jakaya Kikwete, the president of Tanzania, money to advance Africa's agriculture is essential for his and many other African nations. "If we can succeed, we will lift millions and millions of people out of poverty very quickly," he says. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Tanzanian plows fertile ground in pitch for aid

    Tanzania's president is waging a war on hunger — and while he's at it, he wants to modernize his East African nation's agricultural sector to lift millions of his countrymen out of poverty.

  • Tanzanians line up to vote in Msoga village on Sunday. Tanzania's ruling party, in power for nearly half a century, is facing a stiff challenge from an energized opposition. (Associated Press)

    Tanzanian president fights for second term

    Tanzania's ruling party, which has been in power for close to half a century, faced an energized opposition in national elections Sunday after corruption scandals that have undermined the government's popularity.

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