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Tanzania: Has President Magufuli forgotten Nyerere's lessons? - African Arguments
The president seems to be repeating the mistakes of Tanzania’s independence leader rather than learning from his legacy. I visited Tanzania last month for the first time in five years and for the first time since John Magufuli was elected president in 2015. I have been visiting the country regularly since 1976, living there for a year as a student in 1979 and for three years as a diplomat in 1993-6. I have followed its fortunes through the decades with close interest, meeting all its presidents (except the incumbent) at one time or another. While I was there on this …