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Tanzania President Hassan is Talking to the Chinese Again About a Port Deal in Bagamoyo. But She Might Be Too Late.

File image of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan. AFP.

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan took everyone by surprise late last week when she announced that long-stalled talks with China about expanding the port of Bagamoyo are being resumed.

Negotiations over a multi-billion dollar port deal with China Merchant Holdings (CMH) famously came to an abrupt end in 2019 after late President John Magufuli called the Chinese maritime conglomerate’s terms “exploitative and awkward.”

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