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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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The Magufuli experiment

President John Magufuli who downplays the likely impact of Covid-19 is the author of the policy...

Protective prayer equipment The most consistent part of President John Magufuli's response to the pandemic has been trust in God...


Scientists unite

Tanzania fearOn the other side of the continent Tanzania opted for no lockdown President John Magufuli fearing that if he did shut down the economy he wouldn't be able to start it again (AC Vol 61 No 7 Magufuli the outlier)...


Unpopularity contest

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-19 relief will probably be an exception (AC Vol 60 No 2 Sliding into autocracy)...


Magufuli the outlier

President John Magufuli has resisted imposing blanket restrictions on movement curfews and other forms of lockdown insisting that the work of growing the economy must continue...


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 vagueness over its stakes in their operations is hindering investment...


Zitto's democracy tour

The MP and leader of Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT Wazalendo) Zitto Kabwe has been touring Europe and North America to warn that President John Magufuli and the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi are seeking to create a one-party state...


Back to the one-party state

Despite repeated suggestions that term limits be removed to allow President John Pombe Magufuli to stand again it is highly likely the party will not support them meaning he will be entering his final term after victory...


Building shaky bridges

Fortunately for him President John Magufuli of Tanzania who never misses an opportunity to deride Kenyans for their 'tribal politics' had despatched his Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi to deliver the same message something he did in perfect Swahili in a dig at Kenya's adulterated version of the language which Tanzanians frown on as much as they scorn Kenya's 'tribalism'...


Get out of jail cashcard

President John Magufuli's decision to resolve corruption cases through cash-based plea-bargaining rather than the dysfunctional law courts is already producing results...


Hungry for change

Africa Confidential understands that the grain was brought in from Tanzania – Mnangagwa and President John Magufuli are allies – at a price of US$600 a tonne; the world price is currently $240 a tonne...

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