TANZANIA Ports and airports Issue dated 09/07/2021

Ex-president Jakaya Kikwete uses influence with Samia Suluhu Hassan to China's favour

Tanzania's former head of state Jakaya Kikwete with Tanzania's president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Tanzania's former head of state Jakaya Kikwete with Tanzania's president Samia Suluhu Hassan. © Evrard Ngendakumana/Reuters
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. [...] (313 words)
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