#Tanzania

Samia Suluhu Hassan with Tanzania's former president John Magufuli. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Samia Suluhu Hassan succeeded former president John Magufuli, who died on Wednesday
  • She'll serve the remainder of Magufuli's second five-year term
  • The term expires in 2025

.Dodoma, Tanzania
John Pombe Magufuli was criticised for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: AFP/FIle)

  • John Magufuli was a teacher of Chemistry and Mathematics before a politician
  • He became a Member of Parliament in 1995 and Cabinet Minister in 2015
  • He was elected for a total of two Presidential terms, in 2015 and 2020

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli.(Photo Credit: AFP/File)

  • Tanzania's leadership appeared to play down rumours about Magufuli's health earlier
  • The President had been absent from public view for more than two weeks
  • Magufuli died at 6 pm, according to the vice President

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Till now, India had formed such arrangements with around 18 countries 
  • Designated carriers of India, Tanzania are permitted to operate flights between the two countries
  • Special international passenger flights have been operating in India since May

.Dodoma, Tanzania
President John Magufuli is seeking a second term. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MagufuliJP)

  • Police on Tuesday fired teargas, live rounds and beat up civilians in Zanzibar
  • Observers say democracy has been stifled under President Magufuli's rule
  • His Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has been in power since 1961