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  • Africa & World

    Zanzibar leader dies of COVID-19, Magufuli still in denial

    ONE of the cruelest twists of Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s criminal denial of the COVID-19 pandemic was the death of Maalim Seif Hamad, the dominant figure in Zanzibari politics for four decades. The country is plagued by secrecy, paranoia and rumours, including unconfirmed reports that Magufuli himself has been hospitalised and is on a ventilator. Hamad, who was the driving…

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  • Africa & World

    Magufuli the man to beat as Tanzanians holds elections

    About 29 million Tanzanians headed to the polls on Wednesday to elect new leaders with the world watching the big race pitting the opposition’s Tundu Lissu against President John Magufuli. In his address to the nation on Tuesday, President Magufuli urged Tanzanians to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right, despite the arrest of opposition politicians in…

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