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Tanzania: Newly Elected President Scraps Independence Day Celebrations, Orders Clean-up Campaign Instead

John MagufuliTanzania’s newly elected President John Magufuli has cancelled independence day celebrations, and has ordered a clean-up campaign instead.

“It is so shameful that we are spending huge amounts of money to celebrate 54 years of independence when our people are dying of cholera,” he was quoted on state television as saying.

Cholera has killed about 60 people in Tanzania in the last three months.

Tanzania achieved independence from the UK on 9 December 1961.

 

 

Credit: BBC

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