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Tanzania

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

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Lissu heads for home

Two and a half years after being shot 40 times by suspected government gunmen outside the National Assembly in Dodoma, opposition leader Tundu Lissu says he will return to Tanzania...


Media denied oxygen

The government campaign against press freedom has gone into overdrive during the coronavirus pandemic. The most recent outlet to fall foul of the country's increasingly harsh censo...


Magufuli wants a mega-dam

Experts say solar power is a better bet than projects like the Stiegler's Gorge dam, which has got the go-ahead in spite of conservationist concern

Plans to build a dam across the Rufiji River at Stiegler's Gorge pre-date Tanzania's independence, but no public or private finance could be found for the venture until 2018, when ...


Taxing targets

The budget Minister for Finance and Planning Philip Mpango presented to parliament on 11 June held no surprises for citizens, but the next day's passing of the Finance Act caused a...


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...


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