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Tanzania

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

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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...


One rule for the party

Factions are struggling for advantage within the ruling CCM. But outside it, opposition and dissent are dangerous

With 15 months to go to the 2020 general election, President John Pombe Magufuli faces blatant dissent from senior figures in the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Yusuf Makamba an...


Nuts to the market

President Magufuli’s bold move to bypass the cashew middlemen by bringing in the army is likely to have disastrous results

Last November, President John Pombe Magufuli ordered the army to take over the transport and processing of Tanzania's entire cashew harvest of more than 200,000 tonnes. Now, with t...


Farming gamble fails

Ambitions for venture capital in agriculture – once the Next Big Thing – are foundering

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), one of ex-President Jakaya Kikwete's favourite projects, touted globally as a radical policy to support smallholders...

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Is it an olive branch?

President John Magufuli's Foreign Minister, Augustine Mahiga, took Brussels aback last month when he announced that talks would re-open on the stalled Economic Partnership Agreemen...


From bullet to ballot

Nearly 18 months after suspected government gunmen poured 40 bullets into Tundu Lissu, MP, outside the National Assembly in Dodoma, the most persistent thorn in the side of Preside...


Sliding into autocracy

President Magufuli is stifling liberties but investment confidence is crashing and resource nationalism is yielding few benefits

Since entering office a little over three years ago, President John Pombe Magufuli has focused on domestic affairs. Despite the approach of the 2020 general election, he will pay g...


Graft-busters busted

Shortly after coming to power in November 2015, President John Magufuli sacked Edward Hoseah, long-serving director general of the Prevention and Combatting Corruption Bureau (PCCB...


Sparks still fly

It's a year since the businessmen Harbinder Singh Sethi and James Rugemalira – alleged architects of scams involving the public-private Independent Power Tanzania Ltd (IPTL) ...


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