12 Things You Didn’t Know About Tanzanian Presidential Hopeful January Makamba

Written by Keren Mikva

He was internally displaced during the Uganda-Tanzania War

In his youth, Makamba was briefly separated from his parents during the Uganda-Tanzania War, and became internally displaced within Tanzania. He spent his early childhood in his ancestral home in Mahezangulu village in the Lushoto District, but was shuffled to his maternal grandmother’s village in the Kagera region after fighting broke out.