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Tanzania

John Pombe Magufuli

Date of Birth: 29/10/1959
Place of Birth: Chato District, Geita, Tanganyika (Tanzania)


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Nuts to the market

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...


Birthday blues

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has adopted a course of economic nationalism which clashes with the EAC's zonal approach to tariffs and he seldom attends EAC summits...


Farming gamble fails

But President John Magufuli's agricultural policy has turned towards a continued heavy state presence and although the government signed up to SAGCOT willingly the programme has suffered from institutional reluctance to embrace free market ideas as well as the influence of special interests...

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Sibling rivalry turns ugly

In the first days of the border crisis President Kagame headed to Dar es Salaam at the invitation of President John Magufuli at the head of a high-powered Rwandan delegation that included Foreign Affairs Minister Richard Sezibera Infrastructure minister Claver Gatete State Minister for East African Community Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe and Intelligence Chief Gen Joseph Nzabamwita...


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 Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the six-nation East African Community (EAC)...


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 President John Magufuli plans to return home...


Sliding into autocracy

Since entering office a little over three years ago President John Pombe Magufuli has focused on domestic affairs...


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) replacing him with Valentino Mlowola a tough-looking cop...


Fear stalks the economy

Government officials are reluctant to sign off on important investment deals we hear because they cannot be sure that the contract they are accepting won't become the next object of President John Magufuli's fury in his campaign against exploitative foreign companies...


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