Mourners line streets of Dar es Salaam to bid farewell to pay respects to late president John Magufuli, who died suddenly this week after an illness shrouded in mystery.
Tanzania makes history as the country’s new hijab-wearing president takes the reigns and steps out of the shadow of John Magufuli’s Covid-19 denying presidency.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan says 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 and confidence.
Magufuli, a known Covid-19 skeptic, had been missing from public view for almost three weeks, fuelling rumours of his ill health, with opposition leaders claiming he had contracted the virus.
Coronavirus has killed more than 2.47 million people and infected over 111.9 million globally. Here are virus-related developments for February 22:
Coronavirus has killed more than 2.47 million people and infected over 111.6 million globally. Here are virus-related developments for February 21:
Tanzania's two main opposition parties have called for a re-run of Wednesday's election after populist President John Magufuli was declared the winner with a crushing 84 percent of votes amid fraud allegations.
Magufuli's main challenger, the Chadema party candidate Tundu Lissu, won only 13 percent of the vote, after denouncing widespread fraud, intimidation and oppression of the opposition.
The United Nations human rights office says Tanzania has become a human rights crisis under President John Magufuli who stifled media, civil society and opposition voices.
Tanzania and Zanzibar – an Indian Ocean archipelago and a semi-autonomous state of the East African country – are due to elect their presidents and lawmakers in Wednesday's election.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the management of ill-fated ferry as scores more are still feared missing as rescuers continue to search for survivors the day after the disaster.
The arrest came just days after President John Magufuli ordered officials to take action against "incitement of violence."
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