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Tanzania’s Magufuli builds wall around gem mines

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday inaugurated a 24-kilometre (15-mile) around the country’s tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling of the precious violet-blue stones, which are unique to the East African country. Magufuli in September ordered the army to build the wall around the mines, located …

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ANALYSIS: Why everyone is scared in Tanzania

Tanzania: Everyone is scared By TZ | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS | On 16 February, Akwinlina Akwiline was on her way to university in Dar es Salaam. She was reportedly heading to the National Institute of Transport, where she was a student, in order to hand in a letter that would allow her …

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Jail for Tanzania lawmaker who defamed president Magufuli

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A Tanzanian court on Monday handed five-month jail terms to two regime opponents, including a lawmaker, for defaming President John Magufuli, their defence counsel said. Joseph Mbilinyi, a lawmaker with main opposition party Chadema in the southern town of Mbeya, was sentenced with party …

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Tanzania unveils e-passport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Jan 31. Tanzanian government unveiled an electronic passport to enhance national security, control illegal immigrants and play a key role in revenue collection. President John Magufuli said the new development is part of efforts to improve productivity and simplify service delivery. He also …

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Tanzania’s Magufuli rules out extending presidential term

Magufuli tells Tanzanians that the ongoing debate about increasing the presidential term from five to seven years displeases him Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the country, his party said Saturday, moving to quash calls from his own party …

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Magufuli, Museveni sign big business deals

But what are the real opportunities and the rituals? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | If holding hands, beaming smiles, and signing piles of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) is a measure, then Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli’s visit to Uganda from Nov.9 – 11 was a total success. The brotherly romance …

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Museveni, Magufuli condemn ICC action on Burundi

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Chairperson of the East African Community (EAC) President Yoweri Museveni and visiting Tanzania President John Magufuli have urged caution before any action is taken against Burundi. On Thursday, the  International Criminal Court (ICC) revealed that its judges had given the go-ahead …

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VIDEO: Museveni & Magufuli commit to removal of trade barriers

VIDEO: Museveni & Magufuli commit to removal of trade barriers Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | President Yoweri Museveni and his Tanzania counterpart John Pombe Magufuli  committed themselves to eliminating all the trade barriers that hinder cross border trade among the two countries. The two leaders gave their assurances as they …

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