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Tanzania’s Magufuli: ‘Bulldozer’ who flattened freedoms

Tanzania’s Magufuli: ‘Bulldozer’ who flattened freedoms

Tanzanian President John Magufuli came to power as a no-nonsense man of the people nicknamed The Bulldozer, but along with popular efforts to clean up graft, he has been accused of crushing dissent and stifling democracy. The 61-year-old on Friday won a second term in office with a resounding 84 percent of the vote, after […]

Tanzania, Uganda ink deal on $3.5bn oil pipeline project

Tanzania, Uganda ink deal on $3.5bn oil pipeline project

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement Sunday to commence construction on a 1,445-kilometre (900 mile) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens livelihoods and fragile ecosystems. The project focuses on oilfields in landlocked Uganda discovered in 2006 and proposes pumping the crude to the coast via a pipeline across Tanzania at an […]

African leagues: Tanzania first to start new season amid virus

African leagues: Tanzania first to start new season amid virus

Tanzania again became the first African League to kick off during the coronavirus crisis when they opened the 2020/2021 league season on Sunday. The championship was also the first to resume last season after a Covid-19 shutdown, playing from June with spectators permitted. While Tanzanian clubs have started their new season, South Africa only completed […]

Tanzanian opposition figure returns from exile to run for president

Tanzanian opposition figure returns from exile to run for president

Tanzanian opposition heavyweight, Tundu Lissu, who was shot 16 times in a 2017 attack, returned home from exile on Monday to challenge President John Magufuli in elections later this year. Lissu, a former MP with the Chadema main opposition party, was welcomed by hundreds of supporters, who clamoured around his car as he waved from […]

Buhari condoles with Tanzanian President on Ben Mkapa’s death

Buhari condoles with Tanzanian President on Ben Mkapa’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his deepest condolences to President John Magufuli, the government and people of Tanzania on the sad loss of former President Benjamin Mkapa. The Nigerian leader made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. He said: […]