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Business: Tanzania freezes assets of anti-graft official

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Tanzania's anti-graft watchdog said it had frozen the assets of its chief accountant and planned to charge him with corruption, part of an aggressive anti-graft drive in which thousands of officials have already lost their jobs.
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