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A man reads a copy of the Daily Nation newspaper reporting the death of John Magufuli A man reads a copy of the Daily Nation morning newspaper reporting the death of neighboring Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, on a street in Nairobi, Kenya, March 18, 2021 (AP photo by Khalil Senosi).

Magufuli’s Death Leaves Tanzanians to Confront His Divisive Legacy

Friday, March 19, 2021

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John Magufuli, the populist president of Tanzania who oversaw a crackdown on political dissent and recently emerged as a prominent coronavirus denier, has died at the age of 61. Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in Friday to complete his five-year term, becoming the first woman to lead the East African country. ...

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