Tag Archives: covid-19

07 April 21

Tanzania: New president reverses direction under Magufuli

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already taking the country in a different direction from the previous administration under the rule of John Magufuli.

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19 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli dies aged 61

Tanzania President John Magufuli has died aged 61, two weeks after his last public appearance, amid rumours he had contracted Covid-19

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11 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli reportedly in hospital with Covid-19

Speculation is growing over the whereabouts of Tanzania President John Magufil amid reports he is in hospital with Covid-19.

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24 February 21

Tanzania announces new Covid-19 measures amid criticism

Tanzania has announced new Covid-19 measures after months of downplaying the outbreak and refusing to take preventative measures against the virus.

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30 January 21

Tanzania: President criticised for Covid-19 lockdown, vaccine comments

Tanzania President John Magufuli has drawn criticisms from opposition groups and international health officials over his comments related to lockdowns and vaccines against Covid-19.

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23 October 20

Ethiopia: Up to 2 years in jail for refusing to wear a mask

People in Ethiopia face up to two years in prison for refusing to wear a face mask or deliberately violate restrictions in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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23 October 20

Kenya: Police face legal action of Covid-19 curfew killings

Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.

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29 August 20

Rwanda tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge

Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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29 July 20

Kenya extends curfew, restricts alcohol sales amid COVID-19 spike

Kenya has extended a nightly curfew and restricted alcohol sales in restaurants following a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the East African nation.

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03 July 20

Burundi: New president shifts government stance on COVID-19

Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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