26 Mar 2021
It's tempting to blame the West for all of Africa's problems. But it's an all too common tactic used by so-called benevolent dictators trying to cover their autocratic tendencies, says DW's Abu-Bakarr Jalloh.
18 Mar 2021
The 61-year-old leader nicknamed "the bulldozer" has died of heart failure, after weeks of speculation he was infected with COVID-19. Many will remember him for his controversial handling of the pandemic in Tanzania.
8 Dec 2020
Tundu Lissu, the Tanzanian opposition leader who fled to Belgium after losing last month's election to President John Magufuli, calls for the international community to slap sanctions on Magufuli's administration. He was speaking to our Brussels correspondent Alix Le Bourdon. But first: Ethiopia's army launches a final offensive against the capital of the northern region at war with the federal government. A 72-hour deadline for surrender issued to Tigray ran out on Wednesday and the conflict looks set to escalate.
5 Nov 2019
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is facing criticism for cracking down on the opposition and the press. But he is supported by Tanzanians who feel their lives have improved since Magufuli was sworn-in four years ago.
15 Jul 2019
President John Magufuli urged Tanzania's women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.