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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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East African Community advertises over 40 jobs

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) has advertised over 40 vacancies, ranging from IT specialists, Human Resource persons to research assistants. The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with …

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Virus could double food insecurity in nine African countries: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The spread of COVID-19 risks devastating countries across East Africa, where food insecurity could more than double in just three months, the United Nations warned Tuesday. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that some 20 million people currently do not have secure provisions of food across nine countries in the …

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