About Tanzania

Capital: Dodoma
Population Estimate: 59,091,392
Area: 947,300 square kilometers
Borders:  Kenya and Uganda (north), Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo(west)and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique (south), and Indian Ocean east).
Independence Day: December 9, 1961
President: John Pombe Magufuli
Major Religion: Christianity
Other Common Religions: Islam, Folk religion
Currency: Tanzanian Shillings (TZS)
Key Challenges: Poverty, Inequality, Natural Resources Management, Trafficking in Persons, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Illicit Drugs,International Disputes.
Interesting Fact: Nearly 30 percent of Tanzania is comprised of National Parks

Country Analysis


February 2019

Under the leadership of John Magufuli, the long-standing ruling party, the CCM, retains a firm grip on power. This month ...
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January 2019

Magufuli’s Fifth-Phase Government prioritized efforts to clampdown on corruption, improve public administration and manage public resources for improved social outcomes ...
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December 2018

The country is caught in a backlash from the international community and development partners for its recent human rights records, ...
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