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PRIME MINISTER: Magufuli is ok, he will be back soon

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Speculation continued about the whereabouts and health of Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli ‘The Bulldozer’ despite Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa reassuring the country today that he is simply busy, but well. Magufuli, 61, Africa’s most prominent coronavirus skeptic has not been seen …

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COVID-19: WHO puts pressure on Magufuli’s Tanzania

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reached out to COVID-19 skeptic, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, promising to support the country’s health system. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that can cause severe illness and even death. National authorities everywhere must do all they can …

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Tanzanian election aftermath

A highly polarised society with an uncertain future | KARUTI KANYINGA | When Tanzanian voters went to the polls on October 28, the incumbent President John Pombe Magufuli and his party Chama Cha Mapinduzi showed all the signs of being confident about victory. This confidence resulted from the way in …

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Tanzania’s flawed elections

It points to political class bent on retaining power | DAVID E KIWUWA | Elections are the quintessential arbiter of political contestation within democratic countries. This is a path Tanzania has followed for the past 25 years, since it first held its first multiparty elections in 1995. But elections are …

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Museveni attends Magufuli swearing in

  Dar Es Salaam | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Tanzania for the swearing in of newly re-elected Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli. Also at the ceremony is Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Magufuli won a second term last week, with a landslide victory of 84% of the vote, …

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Burundi’s Ndayishimiye visits Tanzania

Kigoma, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Burundi President Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye has today paid a one-day visit to neighboring Tanzania, where he held talks John Pombe Magufuli. It is Ndayishimiye ‘s first visit abroad since taking over power from Pierre Nkurunziza who passed away in June soon after the elections. The …

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