Be warned. Tanzania’s Trump shows how quickly democracy can be undone

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2018


Coincidentally, I was reading about Tanzania’s President John Magufuli almost at exactly the same time that a US paper was editorializing the following about President Donald Trump’s behaviour towards former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe: “Mr Trump acts like a nasty, small-minded despot, not the leader of a democracy more than two centuries old in … Continue reading “Be warned. Tanzania’s Trump shows how quickly democracy can be undone”

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Never mind the jokes, Tanzania’s new president is right to be an ‘austerian’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2015


#WhatWouldMagufuliDo is the hashtag that people across Africa are using to make little jokes about the Tanzanian president, John Magufuli’s actions just three weeks into office. Here’s what he’s done: * banned foreign trips by government officials rightly pointing out that Tanzanian diplomats can do what’s required instead * ordered no official gatherings outside the office arguing … Continue reading “Never mind the jokes, Tanzania’s new president is right to be an ‘austerian’”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK