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Tanzania

Tanzania

Population: 55.57 mn.
GDP: $47.34 bn.
Debt: $16.47 bn.

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Fear stalks the economy

President Magufuli's crackdown is hampering economic development plans and intimidating civil servants and companies alike

Tanzania is in the midst of its ambitious second Five-Year Development Plan, a programme to rebuild and improve infrastructure while jump-starting industrial manufacturing with spe...


Enemies without and within

The President’s authoritarian measures are meeting increasing resistance, but he is set on his course and has made ugly threats against dissenters

Half-way through his first term, President John Pombe Magufuli is under pressure. Facing a mainstream political threat from the opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadem...


Crushing the enemies within

President Magufuli's clampdown on political opponents and the media will continue unabated, which won't help the economy

A tough twelve months lie ahead in Tanzania. The economy will continue to slow down. Under-pressure tax collectors will continue to squeeze domestic investors while foreign busines...


Making policy on the hoof

President John Magufuli has picked an unexpected new fight on the Kenyan border. Over 1,100 cattle seized from Maasai herders in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and Mara regions in late Oct...


Laying down the law

Arrests of dissidents and plans to restrict political freedom show Magufuli's authoritarian intent

Tanzania's experiment with multi-party democracy may be drawing to a close after 25 years and five general elections. A draft Political Parties Act proposing significant new restri...


Magufuli on the warpath

An assassination attempt against an opposition leader raises suspicions about sinister government tactics

When 40 bullets were pumped into the car carrying Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) member of parliament Tundu Lissu outside his Dodoma home on 7 September, claims of the...


Magufuli's law

Mining companies hold their breath as the government introduces a radical new legal regime for the industry  

Students at the Law School of Tanzania were presented with two case studies for their commercial law examination last month which illustrate how the government's dispute with minin...


Escrow case takes wing

Businessmen Harbinder Singh Sethi and James Rugemalira were brought back to Kisutu Resident Magistrates' court in Dar es Salaam on 3 July to face six additional charges over the Es...


Risks for all in mining row

The escalating conflict with Acacia may define both Magufuli's presidency and the future of the extractive industries

Now that the second committee appointed by President John Magufuli to look at Acacia Mining's exports of gold-copper concentrate has largely backed the findings of the first, the b...


Chill in the air for Chenge

The former Attorney General and political fixer may be moving into the President's cross-hairs

Former senior government official Andrew Chenge, who was involved in the British Aerospace military radar affair, has survived several upsets and been regarded as untouchable. Howe...


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