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Tanzania

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

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Nuts to the market

President Magufuli’s bold move to bypass the cashew middleman 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) ...


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...


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