Tanzania’s presidential change gives rise to guarded optimism


Issue 436 - 15 Apr 2021

In the short period since the death of Tanzania’s divisive President John Magufuli in March there have been hints that his successor Samia Suluhu Hassan and the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party will seek to move away from Magufuli’s combative approach to private investment. Hassan has spoken about the need to encourage private investment to broaden the tax base and to move forward with long-delayed energy projects, while new foreign minister Liberata Mulamula, a career diplomat, has been making overtures to business.

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