COVID-19 Outs Presidents’ Leadership Styles

"Whereas it is indeed problematic to ‘worship’ leaders and allow them to grow strong wings to enable them fly against the will of the people, the current Magufuli wave does not support the exact point you are making. It has been hijacked and ‘forced’ onto the thesis you want to make."Bwesigye Mwesigire, 2015 Mweigire concluded… Continue reading COVID-19 Outs Presidents’ Leadership Styles

Media Helps to Make Africa’s Tyrants

When a president makes a decree that re-allocates resources from one approved budget vote to another un-budgeted vote, for example as President Magufuli and President Museveni do, what does this say about all those civil servants and politicians who made and approved the plans and budgets? Is it sufficient to simply justify the presidential decree… Continue reading Media Helps to Make Africa’s Tyrants

“#WhatWouldMagufuliDo?” The Jury is Still Out

Ugandans are euphoric with the single story “#WhatWouldMagufuliDo”, which is trending on social media. Ugandan politicians and ordinary citizens alike want to be seen to be operating or buying into or promising to operate within the logic of the current president of Tanzania – His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli. On social media, the trending single… Continue reading “#WhatWouldMagufuliDo?” The Jury is Still Out