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Samia Suluhu Hassan is sworn in as the new president of Tanzania. Reuters-Stringer-Gallo Images

Tanzania’s new president prioritises coronavirus

Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday that her government would form a committee for scientific research into Covid-19, in a departure from the pandemic-sceptic policies of her predecessor John Magufuli who died last month.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Why Pombe Magufuli can never grow on Nigerian soil

John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, late President of Tanzania, tried to re-situate the philosophy of Africa, long after any attempt was made by any African in that regard. Magufuli’s philosophy was close to Marley’s and even Senghor’s and central to his thesis was raising and cultivating “Black consciousness,” reciprocal relationship with other continents as equal partners in the global project, as well as “an inclusive humanism,” all of which would open doors for Africa to integrate with and into “a civilization of the universal.”
John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was a man who deftly played the long political game. He was nevertheless a puzzle both to Tanzanians and the world.

John Magufuli: A brilliant start but an ignominious end

When Tanzania's John Magufuli entered the presidency in 2015 he was known for his no-nonsense approach to fighting corruption. But that all changed once he settled into office, writes Aikande Clement Kwayu.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s ‘Bulldozer’ president and coronavirus sceptic dies

Tanzania's President John Magufuli, admired by followers for his hostility to corruption and waste but regarded by foes as an irascible authoritarian intolerant of dissent and sceptical about Covid-19, has died aged 61.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania arrests four who say president has coronavirus

Police in Tanzania have arrested four people on suspicion of spreading rumours on social media that President John Magufuli is ill.
President Yoweri Museveni announced this Monday night in a televised address.

Ugandan leader says not yet had coronavirus vaccine as he’s ‘careful’

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has said he has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 because he is “careful” and is still weighing which jab to take, days after the East African country began its inoculation campaign.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania denies President Magufuli sick with coronavirus

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is in good health and working normally, two officials said on Friday, after reports that he had been flown to Kenya and then India in a critical condition with COVID-19.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian envoy denies President Magufuli in bad health

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is in good health and working normally, one of his diplomats has told a broadcaster in Namibia, countering reports he had been flown to hospital in Kenya and then India in a critical condition with COVID-19
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s president admits country has coronavirus problem

The president of Tanzania has urged its citizens to take preventive measures against the coronavirus after downplaying the disease for months and claiming it had been defeated by prayers.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO chief calls on Tanzania to combat coronavirus

The head of the World Health Organisation on Sunday appealed to Tanzania to take "robust action" to combat Covid-19 in the country, where the president has long played down the virus.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president: God testing us with coronavirus

“We will not lock down the country now because I believe that if we submit ourselves to God, this also will .. pass,” Mr. Magufuli said live on television, adding that “God is testing us.”
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania president raises doubts over coronavirus vaccines

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has claimed that vaccinations against COVID-19 are dangerous and instead urged Tanzanians to protect themselves from the deadly disease by using domestic measures including steam inhalation.
“The document sets out, as a key objective, to bring all detained indicted in the country, to the court of justice,’’ said Bernardino Rafael, General commander of the Police of Republic of Mozambique.

Mozambique: Suspected terrorists to be extradited from Tanzania

About 516 persons said to be involved in terrorist activities in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado detained in Tanzania will be extradited for trial, Mozambique’s newspaper Noticias reported on Monday.
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AFCONQ: Tunisia, Mali confirm tickets for Cameroon 2021

Tunisia and Mali have joined 2019 finalists Senegal, holders Algeria as well as hosts Cameroon as the qualified teams for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Anambra State Government has declared Monday, 16 November, a work-free day in honour of Nigeria’s first president, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was born on 16 November, 1904, in Zungeru in today’s Niger State.

Anambra declares Monday work-free day in honour of Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Anambra State Government has declared Monday, 16 November, a work-free day in honour of Nigeria’s first president, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was born on 16 November, 1904, in Zungeru in today’s Niger State.

65 illegal immigrants arrested in Zambia

About 65 “illegal immigrants” have been arrested in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, after a cleanup exercise, an immigration spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Tanzanians are voting in the presidential election preceded by a government crackdown on the opposition leaders and free speech concerns under the incumbent John Magufuli.

Tanzanians begin casting votes in tense election

Voting in Tanzania’s presidential election began on Wednesday, with an opposition leader who survived being shot 16 times facing off against an incumbent who claims prayer can prevent COVID-19.
Premier League outfit Aston Villa have lost over 30k likes on Instagram in the last 24 hours after the club confirmed striker Mbwana Samatta joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.

Tanzanians unfollow Aston Villa Instagram page in droves after Taifa Stars skipper’s exit

Premier League outfit Aston Villa have lost over 30k likes on Instagram in the last 24 hours after the club confirmed striker Mbwana Samatta joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.
Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.

Tanzania seeks stronger trade, diplomatic relations with Nigeria

Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.
Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has died age 81 in a Dar es Salaam hospital, the government announced Friday.

Tanzania president renames National Stadium to Mkapa Stadium

Mkapa passed away on July 24 after a short illness and was the third President of the East Africa nation. In his address, the current Head of State admitted the late Mkapa loved sports and many wanted the facility he built to be named after him.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s John Magufuli endorsed for re-election, dismisses third term bid

Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM, Tanzania’s ruling party, has endorsed the candidature of President John Pombe Magufuli for upcoming presidential polls.
Kenyan ministry of health medical workers prepare to take swabs from truck drivers during a testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.

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The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

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The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

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Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Tanzania’s new president lifts media ban

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday she would lift a ban on all media in the country, a radical shift from a press crackdown implemented by her late predecessor John Magufuli.
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Minister restates commitment to efficient transportation

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Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

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