Tanzanian President John Magufuli is dead

John Magufuli

Tanzania's President John Magufuli.

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What you need to know:

  • His death brings to a close weeks of speculations on his whereabouts and health.
  • But it opens a new chapter for a country which had never changed governments outside of elections.

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is dead. Magufuli, 61, died from a heart attack, according to a televised announcement by the country’s Vice-President Samia Suluhu.

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