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Tanzania: John Magufuli rejects calls to lead for more than two terms
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Politics and Society Tanzania: John Magufuli rejects calls to lead for more than two terms

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has proved himself an uncompromising and effective leader in Africa. Recent calls have been made including from former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi for the Bulldozer to extend his tenure in office beyond the mandated two terms. Magufuli has however said he’s not going to rule for more than the stipulated period in the constitution.

“After getting pregnant, you are done!” says President John Magufuli
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Politics and Society “After getting pregnant, you are done!” says President John Magufuli

When he took office in 2015, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants over fake qualifications
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Politics and Society Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants over fake qualifications

Tanzanian President John Magufuli last week fired almost 10 000 civil servants because they had forged their educational qualifications. Magufuli reportedly said the vacant posts would be filled urgently by “qualified persons” The dismissal has been welcomed by many, seen as step in the right direction, which signals strong leadership and political will to effectively get rid of corruption. Since taking office Magufuli has been praised for taking bold steps, aimed at fighting corruption, profligacy, malfeasance and strengthening public sector transparency and accountability.