Tag Archives: Dar es Salaam

03Jan/16

A review of how African economies performed in the second half of 2015

African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.

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02Dec/15

Tanzania’s cost cuts go viral

Tanzania’s new president has been given a comic hashtag on Twitter:#WhatWould MagufuliDo? after introducing a radical programme of government cutbacks just days into the job. As Hayley Platt reports he’s even banned government Christmas cards to cut back on costs. Continue reading

01Dec/15

#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? Twitter reacts to the campaign against corruption initiated by the Tanzanian president

The new President of Tanzania has already made a name across the continent with a drastic reduction program. During his first three weeks in office, John Magufuli banned officials to travel abroad, canceled the annual celebrations of Independence Day and even put an end to the budget spent on Christmas cards, all before naming his government. Today, social media, to Nigeria and South Africa, have picked up the story and gently make fun of this austerity, with the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo.

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13May/15

Burundi army officer says president sacked

A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.

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27Feb/15

Washington Post reporter describes process to name “Jihadi John”

In an interview with Reuters at the offices of the Washington Post, reporter Adam Goldman describes the reporting process that helped reveal the identity of “Jihadi John.”

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26Feb/15

‘Jihadi John’ killer from Islamic State beheading videos named by media

The Washington Post names the masked man featured in several Islamic State beheading videos as Mohammed Emwazi, a computer programming graduate from a well-do-do London family.
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