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Tanzania: President Hassan continues in Magufuli’s footsteps

By The Africa Report
Posted on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:47

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan attends the funeral service of former President John Magufuli in his home town of Chato, Tanzania Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP Photo)

Although it is the neighbouring country most affected by the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado, Tanzania's response to the conflict is the most misunderstood.

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan, is now being accused of not only continuing in her predecessor John Magufuli’s security tactics, but also of using repressive policies to maintain a one-party state.

In regional matters, Tanzania has deployed the second most military personnel, 270 to date, to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM).