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Tanzania’s president to meet opposition leaders

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced her intention to meet opposition leaders in the country. Speaking in the Tanzanian parliament, President Samia said deliberations with the opposition on a way forward for the country will be useful. When she took over from the late President John Magufuli, the opposition wished her well and said it was hopeful of engaging her. President Hassan told MPs that her government was open to criticisms and should not hesitate to speak out. She told ministers to be ready to be corrected…

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Tanzania’s President picks finance minister as her veep

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday picked Finance Minister Philip Isdor Mpango as her vice-president. The Tanzanian parliament has subsequently confirmed Mpango’s appointment as the vice to President Hassan. Mpango’s appointment was made public by the country’s speaker of parliament and put to a vote for approval on Tuesday. President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania has nominated the Minister of Finance Philip Mpango for role of Vice-President.(Video: Azam TV) pic.twitter.com/7cbji8Uzu6 — Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) March 30, 2021 Dr Mpango now replaces Samia Suluhu Hassan who has taken a…

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Tanzania’s new president sacks ports boss over $1.8m rot

– – Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has suspended the Director-General of the country’s ports authority. Deusdedit Kakoko has been suspended after an audit report showed an embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This is her first key decision of President Samia since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had not accounted for about four billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.8m; £1.3m). President Samia has also warned that action would be taken against other state corporations, including Air Tanzania, which reportedly made…

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Tanzania’s former president John Magufuli buried

Instead of following science, he didn’t encourage the adherence to safety protocols, urging people to pray and consider the virus devilish. Last year, President Magufuli declared his country “coronavirus-free” saying the success was due to prayers by citizens. He told worshippers in a church that “The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God.” President John Magufuli warned health officials in his country against acquiring coronavirus vaccines. Second term ended Just last year John Magufuli was declared winner of the country’s presidential election, securing over 12.5 million votes, with opposition leader Tundu Lissu…

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Tanzanians pay respects to late President John Magufuli

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday led mourners in paying their last respects to her predecessor John Magufuli, who died suddenly this week after an illness shrouded in mystery. Mourners lined the streets of Dar es Salaam to bid farewell to the late President, some of them weeping and throwing flower petals as the casket, towed on a gun carriage by a military vehicle, was transferred from a church to Uhuru Stadium to lie in state. “Before I saw the coffin, I didn’t believe our president was…

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Tanzania’s new president calls for unity after Magufuli’s death

– – Tanzania has received a lot of global attention for months now due to its approach towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic, but the death of its former president, John Magufuli climaxed that. John Magufuli was not willing to embrace science to fight the pandemic and attracted a lot of criticisms from his critics. Now the country’s new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, who is the first female in Tanzania and East Africa wants to chart a new path towards unity. Samia Hassan Suluhu will now be in power as President…

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Africans mourn death of Tanzania’s President John Magufuli

– – Tributes have been pouring in for Tanzania’s President John Magufuli who died of heart attack at the age of 61. The country’s Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan made the announcement in an address on state television on Wednesday evening. She said President Magufuli died hours earlier on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. BREAKING: Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is dead. Vice president Samia Suluhu says Magufuli succumbed to heart disease in Dar Es Salaam #RIPMagufuli pic.twitter.com/h9fl8ZpHYQ — The African Voice (@teddyeugene) March 17,…

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is dead

– – The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has died, according to the government ending days of speculations about his whereabouts. The country’s vice president, Samia Suluhu said on live television on Wednesday evening that Magufuli succumbed to heart disease in Dar Es Salaam. BREAKING: Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is dead. Vice president Samia Suluhu says Magufuli succumbed to heart disease in Dar Es Salaam #RIPMagufuli pic.twitter.com/h9fl8ZpHYQ — The African Voice (@teddyeugene) March 17, 2021 This announcement ends the search for the President of Tanzania who hasn’t been seen…

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Search for Tanzania’s ‘missing’ President continues amid opposition query

– – On Monday, Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan told Tanzanians not to listen to rumours and urged them to remain united. “It’s quite normal for anybody to be afflicted by illness, to contract flu or a fever… this is the time for Tanzanians to be united through prayer,” she said. But her response is just one of a few from government officials who haven’t been able to tell what is wrong with the President and why he isn’t in public. There are already unconfirmed reports from critics of Magufuli that…

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Tanzania police makes arrests over missing president rumour

But Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa rejected those reports saying “Tanzanians should be at peace. Your president is around, healthy, working hard. To spread rumours that he is sick is just an outcome of hate.” – – The prime minister added that the president has been busy at work indoors reviewing files. “I have decided to say this to give hope to Tanzanians that our president is around,” he said. “If he were sick, would I talk to him on the phone? He sent his greetings to you.” Tanzania’s ambassador in Namibia, Modestus…

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