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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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The return of the hard men

The outspoken Paul Makonda who has just been appointed to a key ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) post is fast emerging as the leader of a new dawn for resurgent loyalists of the late 'bulldozer' President John Magufuli and the Lake Zone regions especially Geita and Mwanza from which they hail (see Box Paul Makonda another bulldozer in the making)...

Makonda warned 'that anyone who opposes President Samia Suluhu Hassan will be opposed to the late John Magufuli…' A powerful ethno-regional bloc based on gold-rich Mwanza in the Lake Zone was Magufuli's power base...

In 2016 President John Magufuli promoted Makonda to Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam where he threw his weight around...


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Arrest of oppositionist points to political fight over security services

Lissu the former Chadema party leader who returned to Tanzania in January after several years of recovering in Belgium from an assassination attempt by former President John Magufuli's security services has been holding political rallies across the country (Dispatches 1/2/23 Tundu Lissu's return prompts first opposition rallies for seven years)...

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Magufuli's mega-projects live on

A key part of the political identity of late President John Magufuli was to promote massive infrastructural projects to boost industrialisation and bring prosperity...


Samia builds her base and sets down markers

It confirmed her growing confidence as a leader and the strengthening of her independent political base as she dismantles the legacy of her late predecessor President John Magufuli...

Looking back on a turbulent transition President Samia Suluhu Hassan's matronly hijab-wearing image projecting little charisma was just right for the elders of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) when they picked her to act as a foil to President John Magufuli's populist 'bulldozer' persona as the vice-presidential candidate on his ticket in 2015 (AC Vol 62 No 6 After Magufuli a difficult transition)...


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Tundu Lissu's return prompts first opposition rallies for seven years

The opposition Chadema party celebrated Tundu Lissu's return to Tanzania after five years in effective exile in Belgium with its first mass campaign rally since 2016 weeks after President Samia Suluhu Hassan lifted the ban on political gatherings imposed by her predecessor John Magufuli in 2016 (Dispatches 21/3/22 Exiles return and investors take a look a year after Magufuli's death)...

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How a truce in the trade wars boosts business

It has emerged that following Suluhu's Nairobi visit in May 2021 weeks after she replaced late President John Magufuli 23 restrictive regulations that had impeded trade between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were resolved (Dispatches 7/5/22 President Hassan takes her charm offensive to Nairobi)...

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