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Tanzania Ex-President Dies At 81

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Tanzania government has confirmed on Friday, the death of former President Benjamin Mkapa, aged 81, at a hospital in the main city of Dar es Salaam where he had been receiving treatment.

The cause of death was not revealed in President John Magufuli’s televised speech to the nation.

Seven days of mourning have been declared, with all flags to be flown at half-mast.

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