After reading about Magufuli’s attempts to fool the world, and his Secretary-General Spilling the Beans… Almost all the latest breaking news on John Magufuli are linked to human rights abuses.
The friction between the European Union and Tanzania is worrisome. Current and future challenges and opportunities in Tanzania are pegged on democratic leadership which is almost dead.
Almost all News is Bad News for Magufuli:
In spite of this, the opposition, the press, journalists and human rights activists have been accusing the leader of abusing power and unfairly cracking down on them with critics of Magufuli even being shot. He begun moving things up on his first full day as president by firing the whole cabinet, whose reasons we can see now.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has brought radical changes to the country since he came to power three years ago. He has introduced ways to save money, waged a war on corruption, and got rid of so-called government ‘ghost workers’. But a clampdown on other areas, from politics to media and even sexual morality, is leading to his criticism.President Magufuli is a practicing benevolent dictator: Does this make Tanzania another African Dictatorship? Click To Tweet
5 things Dictator President Magufuli has banned in Tanzania:
Just to give you a taste, whether you’re researching, planning a safari or just staying in Dar es Salaam, here are 5 things Dictator Magufuli has banned in Tanzania:
- Foreign Travel: In his first week in office in November 2015, Mr Magufuli halted all foreign trips for public servants.
- Live parliamentary broadcasts: The opposition and civil society organisations opposed the move, believing it was done to deliberately distance parliament from the public.
- Pregnant schoolgirls: It has been the norm for more than four decades to expel girls from school in Tanzania if they get pregnant.
- Political rallies: As soon as he took office, Mr Magufuli made it clear that he did not want to see political leaders criss-crossing the country rallying support.
- Gold and copper ore exports: In March 2017, the country’s largest gold miner, London-listed Acacia Ltd, was accused of flouting the ban. Mr Magufuli ordered the seizure of more than 250 of its containers at the port of Dar es Salaam.
Flawed democracy to Africa’s most brutal dictatorship:
President Magufuli is quickly turning Tanzania from the flawed democracy is was to one of Africa’s most brutal dictatorships. The once old darling is now a Dictator on the Rise to the point of a nationwide nickname: “The Bulldozer”.
After tasting power and asked for accountability, President Magufuli is Now Showing His True Colours. Tanzanians are not accustomed to forced enforcement of the law and people are getting sick and tied of the constant parade of the army as if to scare any opposition.
President Magufuli’s actual Net Worth:
According to AlJazeera, he earns a monthly salary of $4,008, a third of what former president Jakaya Kikwete was reported to be earning. Tanzanian President John Magufuli has revealed that he takes home a monthly salary of $4,008 as leader of the East African country.
He may not be stealing the countries money but he is clearly stealing freedom of expression and other human rights, which is making life in the already poor country even more unbearable.
After Magufuli became president on 5 November 2015 following the 2015 Tanzanian general election, he seems to be undoing all the legacy started by Mwalimu Julius Nyerere unto Jakaya Kikwete who came before him. President John Magufuli has recently recounted how he was poisoned in Dodoma but lived to tell it. This says a lot about the state of the country.
Despite being born in Chato, Geita, Tanganyika, people have linked him to the Luo tribe in Kenya. (Just like his fellow dictator in Uganda, Museveni is Rwandese). This came up when he addressed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Luo language during the 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Summit.
Why is Tanzania a Poor country?
Despite growth resulting from gold production and tourism, Tanzania remains one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Approximately 36 percent of Tanzanians live below the poverty line.
Magufuli sees economic growth through a single prism: the state, and the state alone, delivers prosperity. Even local Tanzanian businessmen have been strong-armed into surrendering assets to the state. Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has even accused Tanzanian President John Magufuli of implementing policies that are unfriendly to foreign investors.
Tanzania is a renowned tourism destination – with Africa’s highest mountain, the Kilimanjaro, and diverse wildlife in national parks such as the Serengeti which hosts the great Wildebeest migration – but has become a target for poachers. Tanzania is a relatively safe and hassle-free country.
However, the greatest precaution you have to take is the government just like in Rwanda, unless you want travel advisories or risk being banned for good. With this and more political issues, Tanzania is definitely a dictatorial regime led by President John Pombe Magufuli.