Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Samia Suluhu Hassan's honeymoon period
Since Samia Suluhu Hassan's coming to power in Dodoma, Tanzania has steadily edged closer to Egypt.
The Tanzanian president has hired the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to handle two of her administration's key projects. Britain's former prime minister has been tasked with restoring Tanzania's image among foreign investors and with advising the government on Covid-19.
Former Tanzanian head of state Jakaya Kikwete, who was sidelined during the presidency of John Magufuli, has become an unofficial adviser to new president Samia Suluhu Hassan. He has been pressing for China Merchants' giant Bagamoyo port project, blocked under Magufuli, to resume.
The new president's cabinet reshuffle may have looked like a mere game of musical chairs, but Samia Suluhu Hassan was in fact careful to distance people who were close to her late predecessor John Magufuli and to make the chief of army staff the guarantor of her administration.