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John Pombe Magufuli

Date of Birth: 29/10/1959
Place of Birth: Chato District, Geita, Tanganyika (Tanzania)


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Graft-busters busted

Shortly after coming to power in November 2015, President John Magufuli sacked Edward Hoseah, long-serving director general of the Prevention and Combatting Corruption Bureau (PCCB), replacing him with Valentino Mlowola, a tough-looking cop...


Fear stalks the economy

Government officials are reluctant to sign off on important investment deals, we hear, because they cannot be sure that the contract they are accepting won't become the next object of President John Magufuli's fury in his campaign against exploitative foreign companies...


Enemies without and within

Half-way through his first term, President John Pombe Magufuli is under pressure...

Socialite leads protest by Instagram Law suits by civil society activists and weighty statements by religious leaders are one thing, but calls to protest by the Los Angeles-based society blogger, Mange Kimambi, face President John Magufuli with an entirely different challenge...


Two steps forward…

In Tanzania, President John Magufuli has used populist tactics infused with resource nationalism to drive a harder bargain with international companies such as Barrick Gold (AC Vol 58 No 13, Risks for all in mining row), but there are doubts whether this would work elsewhere...

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Political rift will linger

Tanzania's President John Magufuli resents Kenya's economic supremacy in the region and showed it by failing to turn up to Kenyatta's inauguration in November...


Laying down the law

The police issued orders in June 2016, under President John Pombe Magufuli's direction, banning all political party meetings, private and public...

President John Magufuli had earlier presented Acacia Mining, a Barrick Gold-owned entity, with a tax bill for $190 billion...


Magufuli on the warpath

More and more members of the political class believe President John Magufuli's hostility towards foreign companies, the clampdown on freedom of expression, and the attacks on the opposition are related...


Magufuli's law

Students were asked to set out the advice they'd give to both the government and Acacia on issues of legal identity, a tax dispute simmering since 2012, and the recent ban on makinikia, the concentrate sent overseas for smelting until President John Magufuli banned its export in March (AC Vol 58 No 13, Risks for all in mining row)...


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