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Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa dies at 81

FILE PHOTO: Four of Tanzania’s five presidents at a recent meeting – Mwinyi, Mkapa, Kikwete and Magufuli. PHOTO @nsamila

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 message was Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who mourned the departed Tanzanian leader as an outstanding East African who worked tirelessly for the integration, peace and progress of the region.

 

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