East Africa: Pressure Builds On Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Amid Threat of Forced Return

[The New Humanitarian] A plan to repatriate some 200,000 Burundian refugees living in Tanzanian camps has raised concerns that many who fled the country to escape violence may be forced back home, just as Burundi’s 2020 elections increase the prospects of a new political crisis.

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Tanzania’s president loves mega-projects. Careful planning, less so

LIKE ISAIAH BERLIN’S hedgehogs, who knew one big thing, John Magufuli, Tanzania’s president, sees economic growth through a single prism: the state, and the state alone, delivers prosperity. Cash has been poured into Air Tanzania, the loss-making state-owned airline, which has recently bought half-a-dozen new planes, including a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Zimbabwe: Magufuli Extends Working Visit

[The Herald] Tanzanian President John Magufuli yesterday extended his working visit in Zimbabwe as he held bilateral talks to deepen, promote and consolidate cooperation with his opposite number, President Mnangagwa. The extension, fairly a rarity in statecraft, came as the two leaders pledged to transfigure existing historical and political relations towards a stronger bilateral focus.

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East Africa: Kagame Replaces Museveni As EAC Summit Head

[Monitor] Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Friday took over chairmanship of EAC Summit of Heads of State and Government from his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni who has been the head since May 2017 when he replaced President John Magufuli of Tanzania.

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