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President Magufuli Puts Restriction On Foreign Travel Of Officials

Newly elected Tanazanian President John Magufuli has put restrictions on foreign travel for his officials and also has implemented cuts in tax exemptions. Experts believe this is just a signal to the beginning of fiscal belt-tightening measures. Magufuli is the fifth president of the country and was sworn in on November 5th. During his oath taking ceremony he pledged to ...

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Nigerian Pastor Joshua Ditches Magufuli’s Ceremony, Visits Lowassa’s House

It was really a high welcome of the new president and also a high-profile arrival at his oath taking ceremony last week. However, not everything looked to be fine. Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua too was supposed to attend the inauguration event on Thursday of the new President Dr John Pombe Magufuli, but he was absent. Prior to the event it ...

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Tanzania Cracks Heavily On Cybercrime

Tanzania has cracked down heavily on online expression. During the elections, and also before it, many people were detained under the harsh new cybercrime legislation of the country that was signed into law earlier this year in May by the then-President Jakaya Kikwete. Under the newly signed law the unsolicited messages via text or other media is subject to six ...

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Zambia Vows To Work With New Tanzanian President

Zambia President Lungu stresses he will be working with the newly elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli and will be strengthening the relationships between the two countries too. Magufuli was sworn in as the 5th President of Tanzania yesterday and eight African heads of state were invited at the inauguration ceremony. After the swearing-in ceremony Lungu said he will be working ...

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John Pombe Magufuli Sworn 5th President Of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam – John Pombe Magufuli is the new, 5th president of Tanzania. He was sworn in today in a ceremony attended by several African African heads of state. However, the opposition boycotted saying the vote was rigged. Meanwhile, the future of semi-autonomous Zanzibar remains unclear as it didn’t accept the elections’ results. The elections were annulled in the ...

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Tanzania Launches Sex Education Programs For Secondary Students

The government has started several sex education programs with supports of nonprofit organizations in the country to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies. Tanzania ranks top in the world in terms of adolescent pregnancy and birth rates. Under the newly launched sex education programs the teenaged schoolgirls and schoolboys is said to be getting briefings about the dos and donts ...

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Tanzania Arrests “The Devil” Of Elephant Poaching

There’s now a bit of more safety to Tanzanian elephants. The authorities have managed the long-wanted poacher nicknamed as “The Devil.” Also nicknamed as Shetani, the 45-year-old Boniface Matthew Mariango is reported to have been managing about fifteen criminal poaching as well as ivory-trafficking syndicates. Prior to the recent capture, Mariango managed evading several efforts of the authorities. He got ...

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