Tanzania swears in Samia Suluhu Hassan as first female president

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her COVID-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope and confidence. Wearing a red hijab, she took her oath of office on the Koran in a ceremony… Read More Tanzania swears in Samia Suluhu Hassan as first female president

Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, has died aged 61, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday after a more than two-week absence from public life that led to speculation about his health. Magufuli, had not been seen in public since February 27, sparking rumours that he had contracted… Read More Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzanian police arrests political opposition leaders, foil planned post-election protests

Tanzanian police on Monday thwarted planned opposition protests against last week’s election over alleged irregularities by arresting officials of the main opposition party, Chadema, its presidential candidate said. The opposition has demanded a re-run of the vote, citing what they called widespread suspected fraud, and called for protests against the outcome, which returned President John… Read More Tanzanian police arrests political opposition leaders, foil planned post-election protests

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli wins re-election in controversial election, promises to work with rivals

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has promised to work with his rivals after a landslide victory in an election his leading opponent described as a travesty and the United States said was marred by widespread irregularities. The overture comes ahead of demonstrations that opposition has called for on Monday to protest against the poll’s results. “I… Read More Tanzania’s President John Magufuli wins re-election in controversial election, promises to work with rivals

Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement for construction of crude oil pipeline

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement on Sunday paving the way for the construction of a crude oil pipeline running from Ugandan oilfields to the Tanzanian port of Tanga, a Tanzanian government spokesman said. Uganda discovered oil reserves in 2006 and needs the planned 1,445-km (900-mile) East African Crude Oil Pipeline to be in place… Read More Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement for construction of crude oil pipeline