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John Pombe Joseph Magufuli

Date of Birth: 29 October 1959
Place of Birth: Chato, Tanzania
Died: 17 March 2021


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Life after the bulldozer

Only two days elapsed between the announcement of late President John Magufuli's death and the swearing in of President Samia Suluhu Hassan quelling fears that Magufuli loyalists would try to prevent her elevation...

Account at the centre Speculation about President John Magufuli's health dominated Tanzania's online spaces in early March...


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The Magufuli mystery

At first it was cryptic tweets from well-informed local commentators and the subject of discreet diplomatic conversations and then reporters took up the search for Tanzania's President John Magufuli late last week...

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From pandemic to infodemic

As more officials and politicians fall victim to the Coronavirus amid mounting local and international criticism of President John Magufuli's downplaying of the crisis there are signs of a belated change of policy at the top...

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Stress test for the Tonse Alliance

The latest spat came when Chilima attacked the President for asking him to deputise for him at the inauguration of President John Magufuli in Tanzania at short notice...


Bulldozing to victory

After an election campaign dubbed the least free since multiparty democracy began in 1995 President John Magufuli won his second term of office with the biggest majority since then 84%...


Insurgents cross border

Many noted the bitter irony of President John Magufuli's government arresting all the leaders of Tanzania's opposition parties on clearly absurd terrorism charges (see Feature Bulldozing to victory) at a time when real terrorists have been causing havoc in the country's deep south...


Leaders seek poll boost from pipeline deal

East Africa's leading resource nationalists – President Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli – have signed one of Africa's biggest oil pipeline deals as they campaign fiercely in national elections...

In Tanzania the biggest opposition parties have been trying to agree on a single candidate against President John Magufuli in elections on 28 October...


A government walkover

Tanzania is set for six weeks of phoney election campaigning before as is widely expected President John Pombe Magufuli secures a second five-year term on 28 October at the general election...


Sins of the commission

The opposition claims President John Magufuli is pulling out all the stops to prevent its candidates being registered for the October general election although it is unlikely to match its performance ahead of last December's local elections when the National Electoral Commission (NEC) accepted the nominations of only 4% of opposition candidates...


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