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Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa dies at 81

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa, 81, has died at a Dar Es Salaam hospital. President John Magufuli announced the death of Tanzania’s third president Mkapa last night. Mkapa was Tanzania’s president from 1995-2005. One of the first world leaders to send a condolence …

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ANALYSIS: COVID-19 Chaos

How lies, fatigue are derailing Uganda’s fight against pandemic Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandans no longer fear the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and that is very dangerous. Government officials in charge of fighting the spread of the disease are increasingly getting under pressure including from fake news. When Betty …

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Tanzania’s COVID-19 response

It puts Magufuli’s leadership style in sharp relief as he polarises  the nation and consolidates power in the presidency | AIKANDE CLEMENT KWAYU | One of the main points of discussion around the various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic is governance. Different countries have reacted to the pandemic in different …

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MAGUFULI: Tanzanian prayers quelled the coronavirus

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Tanzania President John Magufuli said Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases there had dropped drastically thanks to the populations’ prayers, and implied the epidemic might soon end. Magufuli’s government has been criticised for a lack of transparency regarding the toll that COVID-19 …

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Twenty killed in Tanzanian church stampede

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | At least 20 people in Tanzania were trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, officials said on Sunday. Government official Kippi Warioba, District Commissioner in the northern town of Moshi, said he feared the …

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