Assassinations are growing, and corruption and state penetration by organised crime are deepening
Magufuli is not only relying on repressive means to stay in power. He is also pursuing a programme that revives his popularity. Many still see him as a man of integrity.
Egypt is one of the major contributors to the African Union budget – to the tune of 15%, up from 12%.
One K Manchester tweeted: “#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? Jail Tanzanians for airing political opinions on social media. Get over it Mags”.
A tale of two agendas: People’s Daily, tightly controlled by the ruling party, gives Africa extensive and largely coverage. Southern Weekly, meanwhile, presents a more narrow and negative image of the continent
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