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John Magufuli, Tanzanian president who scoffed at coronavirus, dies at 61

Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who drew widespread criticism for his denialism of the coronavirus pandemic, has died only five months after he won a second term in a disputed election. He was 61.“We have lost our courageous leader, President John Magufuli, who has died from a heart illness,” Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on state television on Wednesday. She announced 14 days of national mourning.Nicknamed “The Bulldozer” for his aggressive leadership style, Magufuli won early…

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