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EAC SUMMIT: Museveni promises to resolve EPA disagreement

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken over chairmanship of the  East African Community (EAC) from Tanzania’s  John Pole Magufuli with a promise to harmonize the region’s vision on the EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) “I failed to find a solution for EAC EU trade deal but I am optimistic President Museveni will …

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Deadly Tanzania school bus crash blamed on speeding

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | A bus crash in Tanzania that claimed the lives of 32 primary school pupils, two teachers and the driver was likely caused by speeding, police said. “Preliminary investigations show that the accident is due to speeding,” regional police chief Charles Mkumbo told the state-run …

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Journalists ‘suffocating’ in Magufuli’s Tanzania

In Uganda, Police top list of perpetrators of attacks on journalists for fourth year Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Press freedom in Tanzania is being squeezed under President John Magufuli, leaving journalists fearful. France-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (known by its French acronym, RSF) ranked Tanzania 83rd out …

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Uganda, Tanzania make headway on pipeline project

Uganda and Tanzania have reached the final stages of the modalities of the oil pipeline project. Officials at the Ministry of Energy say that the cost of the project will be dealt with after design studies of the pipeline are concluded and after the line ministers and presidents of either …

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Magufuli crackdown on critics sends shockwaves

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli started off as a darling of African people when he took office in 2015 with his drastic cuts on public expenditure but his stance on critics is starting to worry his admirers. The latest incident involved a Tanzanian rapper who was arrested for releasing a …

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