Tanzania president warns of rising religious tensions before referendum

March 29, 2015 3:14 PM

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Tanzania president warns of rising religious tensions before referendum

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's president said tensions between Muslims and Christians were rising ahead of a constitutional referendum and elections and warned religious leaders against political meddling, saying this could stoke violence.

A spate of violent attacks on Christian and Muslim leaders over the past few years has raised concerns of an escalation of sectarian tensions in relatively stable and secular Tanzania, east Africa's second largest economy.

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