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Zanzibar : authorities announce building of a skyscraper for $1.3bn


Authorities in Zanzibar have announced their plan to build sub-Saharan Africa’s tallest skyscraper that will cost $1.3bn. The 70-storey Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower will exceed the semi-autonomous archipelago’s annual budget by more than 60%, AFP news agency reports. It will involve a man-made island with a marina for yachts and …

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Tanzanian leader finally admits the country has covid cases

john magufuli confirms covid cases in the country

Tanzanian president John Magufuli is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer. The president’s comments came days after the country mourned the death of one of its highest-profile politicians, the vice president of the semi-autonomous island …

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Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad dies after contracting coronavirus

Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad

Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, the first vice-president of Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, has died at the age of 77, a few weeks after contracting coronavirus. He had been receiving treatment at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has offered his condolences in a tweet. …

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