Opinion: Samia must bring Tanzania to post-Magufuli era
04 July 2021 | 5:54 pm
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has charted her own course since the death of John Magufuli. But Tanzania still operates under her predecessor's directives. Tanzanians are eager for a new path, DW's Sylvia Mwehozi writes.
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