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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Tanzania: Govt Issues U.S.$309.645 Million Advance Payment to Stiegler’s Gorge Contractor

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government today has issued an advance payment amounting to $309.645 million (Sh688 billion) to Egyptian company- Arab Contractors for the construction of the 2, 115 MW Stiegler’s Gorge Hydropower project on Rufiji River.

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