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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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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...


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...


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