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  • Tanzania gets new fifth president

    TANZANIA, 2015/11/08 Tanzania on Thursday got a new fifth president - Dr. John Magufuli - at a time at the same time as the people of this African country are excited and waiting eagerly to see this new president fulfilling his promise to uproot corruption and replace discipline within Tanzanian government departments. Dr. Magufuli, the former Minister for Works and who has proven to be a tough no-nonsense public official during his tenure in office before elected into the highest post in Tanzania, was sworn in on Thursday to lead this country for the next five years. Standing as a newcomer to Tanzania’s politics, Dr. Magufuli was picked in a amaze as a presidential candidate for the ruling CCM party. He becomes the fifth president of Tanzania next independence from Britain 54 years ago.
  • Dr John Pombe Magufuli has won the Tanzanian presidential election

    TANZANIA, 2015/10/31 Dr John Pombe Magufuli, the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party candidate, has won the Tanzanian presidential election as the revolutionary party continues its grip on power next governing the country since independence in 1961. The CCM is the dominant ruling party in Tanzania and the longest reigning ruling party in Africa. Its candidate, Magufuli, 55, was yesterday declared winner of the new presidential election by Tanzanian National Electoral Commission (NEC) chairperson Judge Damian Lubuva. He becomes the country's fifth president ever since the country obtained independence from colonial policy over five decades ago. He is presently set to replace President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, who has served two terms in office. The Tanzanian NEC declared Magufuli winner next he garnered 58.46 % of the vote, ahead of closest rival, Edward Lowassa, 62, of Chadema and the opposition Ukawa alliance, who garnered 39.97 % of the votes.
  • President Michel congratulates Dr John Pombe Magufuli following election victory in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2015/10/31 President James Michel congratulated his Tanzanian counterpart, Dr John Pombe Magufuli following his victory in the general elections held in the United Republic of Tanzania. In his message to the President elect, President James Michel as well congratulated the people of Tanzania for peacefully exercising their democratic right to elect a new leader and ensuring that the elections remain a strong reminder of the vibrant democracy that Tanzania represents in the region. President Michel as well remarked that the election victory attests to the trust that the Tanzanian people have in Dr Magufuli's capacity to keep the country firmly on the road to development. "It as well demonstrates the confidence that the people of Tanzania have in the Chama Cha Mapinduzi and the evolution and prosperity it has brought to Tanzania over the last 50 years," said President Michel
  • Tanzanian leader says Sunday polls will be peaceful

    TANZANIA, 2015/10/28 With only one day before 22.7 million Tanzanians go to polls on Sunday, the east African country's President Jakaya Kikwete said on Friday the elections will be peaceful and calm. Kikwete made the assurance at the same time as he held talks with the heads of two observer missions in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. On Sunday, Tanzanians voters will elect a new president as Kikwete is ending his two five-year terms. "I believe that this year's elections will be held in a peaceful environment than the previous elections because campaigns were conducted very peaceful," he told the chief of the African Union observer mission former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and the chief of the Commonwealth observer mission former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
  • Tanzania tightens security ahead of October polls

    TANZANIA, 2015/09/29 The National Electoral Commission in Tanzania said on Monday it was beefing up security at its headquarters to protect election facilities to be used in the east African country's general elections slated for Oct. 25. Kailima Ramadhani, the Director of Elections, said the electoral body's headquarters in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam was being installed with security scanners and CCTV cameras. Ramadhani said the tightening of security will as well involve changing of door locks and replacing them with sophisticated locks.
  • Tanzania's Attorney General Frederick Werema has resigned

    TANZANIA, 2015/01/06 Tanzanian Attorney General Frederick Werema tendered his resignation Tuesday (December 16th) over his role in a multi-million dollar energy sector graft scandal. In his resignation letter, Werema said he was leaving because his advice on the Tegeta escrow account "was not understood and had in turn polluted the country's socio-economic and political atmosphere", The Guardian reported. In a statement accepting Werema's decision, President Jakaya Kikwete thanked him for "the diligence and trustworthiness he demonstrated during his time in service".
  • Tanzania: Turkish Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call to Secretary General

    TURKEY, 2014/11/10 The Turkish Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, who is as well accredited to the EAC, His Excellency Ali Davutoglu, today paid a courtesy call to the Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, at the EAC Headquarters. Amb. Sezibera and the Turkish Envoy discussed a wide of issues of murtual benefit for Turkey and the regional bloc, inclunding the proposed participation of the EAC in the 2nd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit slated for 19-21 November 2014 to in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea and the proposed Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA) and Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Tanzania’s draft constitution

    TANZANIA, 2013/06/17 Tanzanian dailies highlight public debate on proposed constitution - Views, praises and criticism related to Tanzania’s draft constitution, made public two weeks ago, continued to flow in the country’s newspapers this week. According to one of the leading dailies, The Citizen, the public sense of jubilation over the document was understandable because it “is set to give the country its initial ever people-based mother law”.