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Magufuli appoints new Justice and Information Ministers

President John Magufuli has sacked his Minister of Information, Culture, Artists and Sports, Nape Nnauye, and replaced him with Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe the Constitutional Affairs and Justice Minister. Professor Palamagamba […]

Home Affairs minister sacked

President John Magufuli has dismissed his Minister of Home Affairs, Charles Kitwanga. The minister reportedly turned up to parliament and answered questions in the chamber whilst drunk. Since being elected […]

President appoints Finance Minister and other Ministers

President John Magufuli has appointed Philip Mpango as Tanzania’s new Minister of Finance and Planning. Dr. Phillip Mpango was previously the Executive Secretary in the President’s Office (Planning Commission) and […]

President John Magufuli announces his Cabinet

President John Magufuli has started naming his Cabinet. Yesterday he named most of the Cabinet which will comprise of 18 Ministries, 19 Ministers and 15 Deputy Ministers. Four ministries await […]

Majaliwa Kassim chosen as Prime Minister

Kassim Majaliwa Kassim will be sworn in today as Tanzania’s new prime minister after parliament approved his nomination by President John Magufuli. Majaliwa Kassim received 258 of the 349 votes […]

John Magufuli wins Presidential election

John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has been declared the winner of the presidential election according to the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Magufuli received 58.46% of the […]

Presidential 2015

An election took place on 25 October 2015. John Magufuli (Chama Cha Mapinduzi) 58.46% Edward Lowassa (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo) 39.97% Anna Elisha Mghwira (Alliance for Change and Transparency)) […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the National Assembly took place on 25 October 2015. Chama Cha Mapinduzi 252 Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo 70 Civic United Front 42 Alliance for Change and […]

Tanzania votes for new President and Parliament

The people of Tanzania will be voting today for a new president, National Assembly (Bunge) and local government. There are 357 seats in the National Assembly of which 239 are […]

General Election on 25th October

Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced that elections for a new President, Parliament and Local Councils will take place on 25th October this year. The official announcement as published […]

President carries out Cabinet reshuffle

Last month we reported that parliament had demanded the dismissal of the Attorney-General and two ministers over a report implicating public officials in a scandal involving fraudulent payments of at […]

IMF completes PSI review

The IMF has completed its report of the PSI review for Tanzania. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Completes First […]

Parliament demands corrupt Ministers are sacked

The Tanzanian parliament has voted to dismiss the Attorney-General and two ministers following the publication of a report implicating public officials in a scandal involving fraudulent payments of at least […]

FinMin presents 2014/2015 budget

Finance Minister Saada Mkuya Salum has delivered her 2014/2015 budget which she has described as pro-poor and anti-tax exemption. The key driver of this year’s budget is improvement in social […]