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The death of Tanzania's President John Magufuli came at time when the country was feeling the pinch of its autocratic regime. But at the start ... of his first term, his hands-on management style, honed in his years as the country’s works minister, endeared him to a population that had long given up on the idea of visionary leadership like under Julius Nyerere in the decades after independence.
On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the Covid-19 public health emergency had become a pandemic: 114 countries were ... affected, there were 121,500 confirmed cases and more than 4,000 people had succumbed to the virus.