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Death of the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has been announced on Wednesday.

The Vice President of Tanzania, Samoa Hassan who confirmed the development said, Magufuli died at the age of 61, while he declared a 14 day of mourning in the country.

Popularly called ‘The Bulldozer’, because of his strong style of politics, he died after 5 months into his second term in office having contested a keen election.

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Born on Oct. 29, 1959, in Chato area of Tanzania, Magufuli worked as a teacher and industrial chemist before moving into politics.

He was elected into parliament in 1995 and held several cabinet posts before the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party chose him as its candidate to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in 2015.

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He was responsible for spearheading several policies that greatly improved the economy of his country.

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