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Samia Suluhu Hassan: Tanzania swears in first woman President

Tanzania’s Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday was sworn in as the President after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an illness shrouded in mystery. She is the first female president of the East African nation. In her first public address as president, the 61-year-old leader announced 21 days of mourning for Magufuli and […]

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John Magufuli: Tanzania’s President dies aged 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, vice-president Samia Suluhu Hassan announced on state television. Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health. Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but […]

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Tanzanian Prime Minister dispels rumors about missing President after COVID-19 speculation

The Prime Minister of Tanzania dispelled rumors about President John Magufuli’s health after days of wide speculation that he was ill with Covid-19. Kassim Majaliwa said he was surprised people were questioning the President’s whereabouts, adding that the leader was “fine and continuing with his daily activities,” according to state broadcaster Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation. President […]