News & Analysis: Tanzania

COVID-19: Tanzania announces 14-day mandatory quarantine for travellers

“All travellers, whether foreign or returning, arriving from countries with new COVID-19 variants based on WHO daily updates or those who have travelled through those countries in the last 14 days regardless of route taken shall be subjected to rapid test at point of entry.”

via The East African

AfDB says COVID-19 is giving East Africa chance to renegotiate debt

“East Africa was the continent’s most resilient region in 2020 due to less reliance on primary commodities and greater diversification compared with other parts of Africa… The region’s real GDP growth will rebound to 3% in 2021 from 0.7% in 2020, with Djibouti, Tanzania, and Rwanda as the potential top performers.”

via The Africa Report

“A short illness?” Why we deserve to know what kills our leaders

“Presidents may not be constitutionally required to report on their health, but the secretive nature of all these deaths robbed countries of timely opportunities for reflection and frank discussions of health and illness.”

via African Arguments

COVID-19 inflames election violence in Africa

“COVID-19 may have increased the risk of electoral violence in four key ways: facilitating clampdowns on political opposition, fueling the proliferation of disinformation, worsening economic fragility and delaying elections.”

via African Business Magazine

Tanzania’s new president turns her back on Magufuli

“Samia Suluhu Hassan signals end to predecessor’s COVID-19 denialism and renewed focus on foreign investment”

via Financial Times

Tanzania to re-evaluate its position on COVID-19, says President Samia

“On the issue of COVID-19, I think I should form a Committee of experts to look at it professionally and then advise the Government, and it should not be silenced or rejected or accepted without professional research.”

via The Citizen

Coronavirus in Tanzania: Samia Suluhu to Form National Emergency Response Committee to Counter COVID-19

“President Suluhu said the special team of experts will examine the COVID-19 issues in the country and the suggested remedies.”

via Tuko

COVID-19: New Deadlier COVID-19 Variant Found In Tanzania

“According to Krisp director Tulio de Oliveira, the new strain is the most mutated of all and has more than 10 modifications.”

via Tuko

New COVID-19 variant found in travelers from Tanzania

“A new COVID-19 variant with the most divergent mutations has been found in travelers from Tanzania, according to a scientific research institute based in South Africa. Professor Tulio de Oliveira, director of Krisp, a research and innovation sequencing platform, said the variant had been found in travelers arriving in Angola from Tanzania.”

via Anadolu Agency

Tanzania’s John Magufuli dies after months of COVID-19 denialism

“One of Africa’s most controversial leaders, Magufuli refused to accept the severity of COVID-19, insisting for months that his country was unaffected by the global pandemic. He implemented almost no preventative measures to protect the population and joked about the disease.”

via African Business Magazine