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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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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...


Lissu heads for home

Two and a half years after being shot 40 times by suspected government gunmen outside the National Assembly in Dodoma opposition leader Tundu Lissu says he will return to Tanzania on 27 July as a free man ready to take on incumbent John Magufuli in Presidential elections now set for 28 October...


Magufuli wants a mega-dam

Plans to build a dam across the Rufiji River at Stiegler's Gorge pre-date Tanzania's independence but no public or private finance could be found for the venture until 2018 when President John Magufuli's government announced that the 2 115 megawatt project would finally be built...

Port project silts up President John Magufuli likes to keep investors international partners and the opposition guessing which can often help improve business terms for his country even if it causes exasperation...


Rose-tinted budgets

On 7 June President John Magufuli told a church congregation in Dodoma that the coronavirus had been eliminated from Tanzania thanks to prayers to God...


Life without the 'Supreme Guide'

Nkurunziza had alienated many within his own party the Burundian political class as a whole all international donors and most regional heads of state by the time of his death except for Tanzania's President John Magufuli and former President Joseph Kabila of Congo-Kinshasa...


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