Tag Archives: John Magufuli

15 February 19

Tanzania is starting to look a lot like a one-party state once again

At the end of January, Tanzania’s parliament granted the country’s ruling government sweeping powers over rival political parties. Opposition legislators were quick to criticise the amendments, arguing they cement a “one-party rule” Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ruling party. For analysts looking at
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31 January 19

Tanzania: MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.

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12 January 19

Tanzania President reveals he monitors officials’ phone calls

Tanzania President John Magufuli has revealed he monitors the phone conversations of his government officials and ministers.

28 November 18

John Magufuli just proved Tanzania losing aid is a win for China

In Tanzania, the government is stepping up its efforts to criminalise homosexuality, prompting a number of foreign donors to withhold aid to the East African nation in light of recent developments and comment from senior officials. On Tuesday, President John
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12 November 18

Tanzania: President threatens to deploy army in cashew nut crisis

Tanzania President John Magufuli has threatened to deploy the army amid a dispute between farmers and traders over the price of cashew nuts.

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12 September 18

Tanzania President calls for an end to birth control

Tanzania President John Magufuli has called upon couples in the country to stop using contraception.

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15 July 18

Tanzania: President Magufuli says prisoners should be made to work ‘ night and day’

Tanzania President John Magufuli says prisoners in the country should be made to work “night and day” while suggesting prison officers should “kick them” if inmates show laziness.

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10 June 18

Tanzania orders unlicensed bloggers to shut down websites

Tanzania’s government has ordered all unlicensed bloggers to shut down their websites following the introduction of new online publishing regulations.

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20 April 18

Tanzania has warned people against protesting – and it seems to be working

For weeks, the Tanzanian government has been warning citizens against taking to the streets in protest on April 26. A US-based activist had called for nationwide protests against John Magufuli’s government as complaints about suppressing civil freedoms increase. Despite this, the
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13 February 18

Tanzania: Church accuses government of hurting democracy

Tanzania’s Catholic Church has accused President John Magufuli’s government of hurting democracy by suppressing freedom of expression.

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