Olympic torch gets warm reception in Tanzania

Finally the Olympic torch was warmly welcomed in it round the world relay. Vice President Ali Mohamed Shein lit the Olympic torch and then passed it on to Cabinet minister Mohamed Seif Khatib.
“We are happy the torch came to Tanzania,” and “We are glad to receive it,” shouted fans in their local language Kiswahili.
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After a trouble free relay in Argentina, the torch relay now moves to Africa.

Tanzanian officials don’t expect any trouble their either.
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