News from Tanzania

After the death of the president of Tanzania, Magufuli, who became known in the world headlines for his deplorably denier attitude towards the COVID pandemic, the same deputy, Samia Suluhu Hassan, was appointed president last March.

First woman to be elected

to the office of President at least

in the East Africa area, from his

predecessor receives an inheritance

full of questionable events:

from the repression of freedoms

civilians to COVID denial.

Become, however, president

of a country that has left the

extreme poverty to achieve

a defined medium-low level.

This woman faces a five-year period that could see her busy mending choices a little more aligned with those of the whole globe on COVID. He opted for a more scientifically informed approach, setting up a group of medical public health experts to advise the government on the issue.

It is also expected that he will reinstate those civil liberties that his predecessor had violated, not least those of freedom of the press, which the president herself seems not to have detected, from her secluded position within the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi, of which now he is also president.

This consolidation of power will be crucial for Samia Suluhu to realize her new vision without internal splits.

Although his vision and strategy are still unclear, he has made statements, as mentioned, on COVID-19 and civil liberties, with positions opposite to those of Magufuli.

He also seems to be moving with a different commitment in the private sector and his very recent visit to Kenya, hailed as a future, bilateral commitment, in order to remove trade barriers between the two countries, to stimulate the growth of the private sector, is testament to this. Kenya invests heavily in Tanzania).

The next few months will tell us how far or not this woman will move in the same direction as her predecessor

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