President Suluhu charts new path on Covid, media

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan (centre) inspects a guard of honour guard after her swearing-in at State House in Dar es Salaam on March 19, 2021.

Photo credit: STR | AFP

What you need to know:

  • President Suluhu's decision on Covid-19 was a dramatic about-turn on former President Magufuli’s rigid stance.
  • Tanzanian president also acknowledged that the country’s policy had isolated it from the rest of the world.

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu is taking a drastically different path from the one charted by her predecessor John Magufuli, rolling back some of his controversial decisions such as on Covid-19 and curtailing media freedom.

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