On October 25, 2015, Tanzania elected John Magufuli to become the country’s fifth president with more than 58% of the vote. During his 20-year career as a member of parliament, prior to being elected as president, Magufili built a reputation
An activist has been found beaten and unconscious in a southern Tanzanian village, prompting fears of a crackdown on opposition politics.
Tanzania has refused to authorise the publication of a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that criticises the government’s policies and their impact upon the economy.
Two opposition politicians in Tanzania say the country has become a “police state” under the rule of President John Magufuli.
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
Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.
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
Tanzania President John Magufuli has threatened to deploy the army amid a dispute between farmers and traders over the price of cashew nuts.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has called upon couples in the country to stop using contraception.