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African leaders pay glowing tributes to Magufuli

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has said Tanzania's former John Magufuli "will stay in the hearts" of many following his death last week at the age of 61. He spoke during the state funeral ceremony held in the capital Dodoma, which is being attended by a number of African heads of state. Tanzania's government said Mr Magufuli died of a heart condition, but the opposition said he...

Tanzania’s Former President Benjamin Mkapa Dies

Tanzania's former President Benjamin Mkapa, who served from 1995 to 2005, died in the early hours of Friday, President John Magufuli said in a statement. Mkapa, the East African nation's third president who led several regional peace mediation efforts in office and afterwards, died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Magufuli said, without giving more details. "I will remember him for his...

Saudi Arabia Ambassador To Nigeria Dies In His Sleep

In the sad early hours of Tuesday February 4,Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Adnan Bostaji departed the face of the earth. According to the information gathered,The envoy died in his sleep. it is reported that Bostaji had only returned to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia on Sunday February 2, before his death. A statement released by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia read; "With the deepest sense of...

Former Kenyan President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi Dies

Born on September 2, 1924, Moi first served as Vice President for fourteen years, before taking over as an Acting President on August 22, 1978, following the death of President Jomo Kenyatta, who ascended to the presidency in 1964 after serving as Kenya’s inaugural Prime Minister when the country gained independence in 1963. Moi’s ascension to power was in accordance with a constitutional provision that...

“UNFORTUNATELY WE LOST HIM THIS MORNING”- CAPE SHOCK AFTER AMAXHOSA KING DIES

The Eastern Cape health department says more details on the death of amaXhosa king Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu will be released, but only after the necessary protocols were followed. The king was admitted to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha on Wednesday night for treatment. "Unfortunately, we lost him this morning," said department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo. He added protocol dictated that further details would not be released...

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