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Former Tanzanian president Mkapa buried in native village

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa was buried on Wednesday in his native village of Lupaso in Masasi district in the country’s southern region of Mtwara. Mkapa died on Friday at the age of 81 in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. The …

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Tanzania holds state funeral for former president Mkapa

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Thousands of Tanzanians gathered on Tuesday to say a final goodbye to the country’s third president Benjamin Mkapa at a state funeral in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. In a national address for the funeral, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Mkapa’s death …

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Museveni orders flags to fly at half-mast in honor of Mkapa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered all Ugandan and East African community flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting today Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President William Benjamin Mkapa. Mkapa was on 24th July 2020, announced dead by the Tanzanian government. Mkapa …

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East African leaders pay glowing tribute to Benjamin Mkapa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tribute from around the world continues to pour for William Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania who died earlier today. Benjamin Mkapa, who served from 1995 to 2005, as the third president of Tanzania, died in the early hours of Friday while receiving treatment …

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