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Tanzania

Tanzania

Population: 57.31 mn.
GDP: $52.09 bn.
Debt: $18.24 bn.

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The Magufuli experiment

The government’s inconsistent response is making the country a testbed for what happens when the coronavirus spreads rapidly

Tanzania's response to the coronavirus is marked by chaotic frontline healthcare, confused public health messaging, and a commitment to limiting the public's access to information,...


Unpopularity contest

More donors are planning to cuts funds as concerns grow over diminshing civil and human rights

Tanzania has fallen out with many of the countries making development assistance grants and concessional loans since President John Magufuli came to power, although funds for Covid...


Magufuli the outlier

Tanzania stands apart from its neighbours in its response to Covid-19. President John Magufuli has resisted imposing blanket restrictions on movement, curfews and other forms of lo...


Mining for clarity

Mining companies, already under pressure from the resource nationalist offensive of President John Magufuli's first presidential term, are complaining that the government's vaguene...


Back to the one-party state

Civil and political rights will remain constrained as Magufuli seeks a landslide in the general election to endorse his statist vision

The prospect of the October general election will dominate 2020. Last year, pre-poll government interference in the local elections saw up to 90% of opposition candidates being dis...


Get out of jail cashcard

President John Magufuli's decision to resolve corruption cases through cash-based plea-bargaining rather than the dysfunctional law courts is already producing results.


Bridge over troubled finance

Infrastructure development under President John Magufuli is haphazard and expensive

In July, the government contracted Chinese companies to build a 3.2-kilometre bridge across the Mwanza gulf on Lake Victoria. The US$260 million bridge, to be funded out of state c...


Cashew crisis grinds on

The President’s decision to act first and reflect later is proving costly for what should be the country’s most valuable export crop

Last November, President John Pombe Magufuli took cashew marketing out of the hands of private traders, who refused to pay the price he demanded for raw cashew and brought in the a...


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