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Museveni mourns Tanzania’s Mkapa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders in mourning Tanzania’s third President Benjamin Mkapa who passed away this week. Museveni hailed Mkapa for his role in bringing unity in Uganda and East Africa, saying his death “is a great loss for Africa.” He announced …

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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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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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Tanzania to issue loans of about 200 mln USD for university students

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Tanzania’s Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) announced on Tuesday that it will issue 464 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 200 million U.S. dollars) for 145,000 students in universities and high learning institutions in the 2020-2021 academic year. HESLB, in a statement, informed students …

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Tanzania urges SADC countries to fight money laundering

  Dar es salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Tanzania on Monday urged the Southern African Development Community (SADC) members to join forces in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing which were likely to disturb economies of the region. Doto James, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance …

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Tanzania shuts down 74 designated COVID-19 facilities: minister

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Tanzania’s health authorities announced on Friday that they have shut down 74 out of 85 designated facilities for COVID-19 patients across the country. Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, announced the closure of the 74 designated COVID-19 facilities shortly after …

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World Bank categorizes Tanzania as middle income country

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Bank has categorized Tanzania as a lower-middle income country after the country made economic reforms, including making consistent plans and taking hard decisions aimed at improving its economic development, a senior official said on Thursday. “Discipline in financial expenditure and the prevailing peace …

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