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John Magufuli Took a Lot of Inspiration From the Chinese Communist Party in Shaping Tanzania’s Ruling Party

The late Tanzanian President John Magufuli. ERICKY BONIPHACE / AFP

Late in John Magufuli’s life, some observers mistakenly came to see the former Tanzanian President as a budding China hawk for his high-profile rejection of a $10 billion deal with China Merchants Holdings to build out the Bagamoyo port.

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