John Magufuli

Gas fuels Tanzania, Mozambique growth

Photo©Graham KietzmannMozambique and Tanzania's economic potential has been hard hit by low prices for natural gas, but investors are now looking closer to home for customers.

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Energy: Tanzania's President Magufuli orders officials to speed up LNG project

Tanzania's President John Magafuli. Photo©ReutersTanzanian president John Magufuli ordered officials on Monday to speed up long-delayed work on a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, saying implementation of the project had taken too long.

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Tanzania's President Magafuli suspends telecoms chief over revenue loss

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has launched a general tax crackdown. Photo©ReutersTanzanian President John Magufuli suspended the head of the telecoms regulator on Tuesday, saying the watchdog failed to monitor the industry, resulting in the loss of potential tax revenues of 400 billion shillings ($182.15 million) a year since 2013.

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Tanzania in public sector payroll "ghost workers" audit

Tanzanian President John Magufuli promised to focus on fighting corruption after taking office in November, 2015. Photo©ReutersTanzanian authorities have launched a national audit to find "ghost workers" and remove them from civil service payrolls under a corruption crackdown ordered by the president, a minister said.

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Tanzania plans to cut deficit but raise spending in 2016/17

Tanzania's Finance and Planning Minister Philip MpangoTanzania plans to lift spending on industrial and infrastructure projects but wants to cut the budget deficit, its finance minister said in an outline of the draft budget for 2016/2017, which will be the first under the new president, John Magufuli.

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Tanzania: Former World Bank economist Mpango named finance minister

Philip Mpango has been appointed minister for finance and planningTanzania's President John Magufuli has appointed former World Bank economist Philip Mpango as minister for finance and planning, the presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Tanzania: Life after Kikwete

Photos© All rights reservedThe new president will be under pressure to chart a new course in the region

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John Magufuli: Modest man seeks tough action

Photos© Khalfan Said/AP/SipaThe choice of the serious-minded works minister John Magufuli as the governing party's presidential candidate looks like a cunning but improbable plan to outflank the opposition coalition.

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