John Magufuli

  • Africa & World

    ‘Tanzania’s new President could be worse than Magufuli’

    Is there a special term for a female dictator? Well, Tanzanians are busy with their dictionaries looking for such a term after President Samia Suluhu arrested her high-profile opposition leader on terrorism charges, leading many to claim she could just be worse than her predecessor John Magufuli. Her critics are now openly brandishing the term “dictator” to describe Tanzania’s first…

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  • Africa & World

    Tanzania’s Magufuli critically ill, admitted to Kenyan hospital: Report

    ONLINE media in Kenya and Tanzania is awash with reports that Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli is admitted to a Kenyan Hospital. Magufuli who is said to be in a critical condition has not been seen in public for weeks. This has led to many unconfirmed rumors about the President’s state of health. Tundu Lissu, an opposition figure in Tanzania,…

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  • Africa & World

    Zanzibar leader dies of COVID-19, Magufuli still in denial

    ONE of the cruelest twists of Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s criminal denial of the COVID-19 pandemic was the death of Maalim Seif Hamad, the dominant figure in Zanzibari politics for four decades. The country is plagued by secrecy, paranoia and rumours, including unconfirmed reports that Magufuli himself has been hospitalised and is on a ventilator. Hamad, who was the driving…

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