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Tanzania pays last respects to former President Magufuli

The body of the late Magufuli will lie in state in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Zanzibar, Mwanza and Chato from Saturday until March 25 to enable people to pay their last respects Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday led her fellow citizens in …

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Magufuli leaves behind a mixed legacy – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have said that the late Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has left behind a mixed legacy. Magufuli’s death was announced by Vice President Hassan Samia Suhulu in a televised address on Wednesday. Magufuli, 61, who passed away at a hospital in Dar …

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Parliament mourns Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament observed a moment of silence in honor of the late President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. Magufuli breathed his last at Mzena Hospital on Wednesday night following heart complications according to a televised address by Tanzania’s Vice President, Hassan …

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President Magufuli in good health: Tanzanian PM

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President John Magufuli is in good health, the country’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced on Friday. “I have spoken to him today. He has sent his regards to all Tanzanians,” Majaliwa said in a statement issued by his office. The statement said the …

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Tanzania mulls over translating laws from English into Kiswahili

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian authorities mull over declaring Kiswahili as the official language of the laws and the language used in the administration and dispensation of justice instead of English. A bill that proposes to amend the Interpretation of Laws Act to declare Kiswahili the language of …

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President Maguful cancels independence day celebrations

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President John Magufuli has cancelled celebrations to mark the country’s Independence Day on December 9 and directed that funds earmarked for the event be used to buy medical facilities, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday. The statement said President …

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Over 29 million Tanzanians head to polls

Dar  es salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | More than 29 million Tanzanians went to some 80,000 polling stations across the country to cast ballots for the elections of president, members of parliament and councilors on Wednesday. The elections have attracted 15 presidential candidates from 15 political parties, but the race is …

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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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