Xi Jinping hopes to get Bagamoyo mega-port back on track
On 7 and 8 January, the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will be trying to persuade Tanzanian president John Magufuli to resume construction works on the huge Bagamoyo deepwater port. Since he came to power, the project has been more or less constantly on hold. [...]
Could ‘Mo' Dewji's empire be under threat from Magufuli?
Still vigorously pursuing his moralistic campaign to clean up the business sector, President John Magufuli, nicknamed Tinga Tinga (bulldozer in Kiswahili), has decided to go after Mohammed Dewji, the owner of Tanzania's second largest conglomerate, MeTL (Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania), and [. [...]
China's turn for a dose of Magufuli's medicine
With relations between the Tanzanian authorities and Western businesses already strained (ION 1456) due to a series of legal disputes (ION 1459), the highly nationalist president John Magufuli has now taken it upon himself to impose his own vision of [. [...]