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Tanzania’s presidency finally moves to new capital city

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has announced that he has moved the government base to the country’s new capital city, Dodoma. On Saturday the President said the eventual movement to Dodoma from the largest city of Dar es Salaam has taken place. Tanzania’s founding president Julius Nyerere hatched the idea of the movement of the presidency to Dodoma in 1973. It has taken decades for this dream of moving the capital from Dar es Salaam to a more central location to better serve the needs of the people to be fulfilled.…

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Tanzania: Magufuli wants men who impregnate schoolgirls jailed

The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has said that men who impregnate school girls thereby distracting them from schooling should be jailed. Magufuli expressed shock at the rate of pregnancy among school girls in Tanzania’s south-western region of Rukwa. In the said region some 229 schoolgirls had been impregnated by men who were not punished. During his visit to the region Magufuli said “The government is providing free education and these men are busy making girls pregnant. Why has no action been taken against these men?.” In 2017 President Magufuli…

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Tanzania’s President Magufuli backs caning of students

The President of Tanzania John Magufuli has lauded a senior government official for caning a group of high school students. The students who were caned while lying face down were accused of setting fire to their dormitories. A regional commissioner, Albert Chalamila was seen in a video caning the students. The commissioner’s action was condemned by a government minister but President Magufuli thinks otherwise. He disagreed with opinions that physically punishing students is an abuse of their human rights. ‘’I have spoken to Mbeya regional commissioner [Mr Chalamila], and I…

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