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Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa, is dead.



Benjamin William Mkapa

Benjamin William Mkapa, the former President of Tanzania is dead at the age of 81. Mkapa, a skilled diplomat served as president for 10 years from 1995 to 2005.

President Magufuli who announced his death, said Mkapa died at a Dar eS Salaam Hospital in the early hours of Friday July 24, at the age of 81.

Magufuli said;

“It is with great sadness we have lost Mzee (oldman) Benjamin William Mkapa, the former president who died at the hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was admitted. I call upon Tanzanians to receive sad news of his death and to pray for Mzee mkapa who is gone forever.”

The President of the East African country further declared seven days of mourning, during which the national flag will be hoisted at half-mast countrywide. He called on all Tanzanians to remain calm, patient and united during this trying time.

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Before becoming the president, Mkapa served at different capacities as a journalist, administrative officer, as minister for science, technology and higher education. He also served as the minister of foreign affairs from 1977 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1990.

Mkapa was was elected president in 1995 based on a popular anti-corruption campaign and the strong support of the founding President Julius Nyerere.

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Hydroxychloroquine Defended By President Trump After Sharing a Viral Video




President Trump has once again strengthened his commitment towards the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine through a viral video he posted purporting that masks and lockdowns didn’t assist in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

After a week President Trump desired to strike a replacement tone and restarted frequent media press briefings, Mr Trump once again defended his decision to market people taking the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat or keep off the virus — a claim many leading health professionals have questioned. “Quite a number of Doctors think is exceedingly successful….and few people don’t …As you may observe, I used the hydroxychloroquine for a 14-day period. And hey look at me, I am here.” I am really don’t know why twitter and Facebook pulled out a viral video showing doctors making debased claims about the virus said President Trump. “I guess Twitter took them off and that i think Facebook took them off, I don’t know why, I feel they’re very respected doctors… “Perhaps they had a valid reason [to pull them off], perhaps they didn’t” A twitter account belonging to Donald Trump Jr was for a little while suspended on Tuesday morning after posting the viral video.

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President Trump’s remarks came after a week when embolden the nation to put on masks in public for the first time, and took a sheer tone on the spread of the virus, declaring that things would “get worse before it gets better”. On Tuesday, the nation’s third-most populated state, Florida recorded a one-day increase in deaths for coronavirus.

Overall, the US has averaged more than 1,000 deaths a day for the past week for the first time since late May. Recent coronavirus cases countrywide have been going down from the high record in recent days since the country recorded 53 507 new cases on Tuesday however health Experts issued a warning that hotspots might surface particularly if the right preventatives were not taken. In ABC’s interview, “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Dr Anthony Fauci warned that he was perturbed about the rising number of positive test cases in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee — an early indication that those states could be at the centre of subsequent big outbreak. “That’s a sure-fire sign that you’ve need to be really careful,” he said.

President Trump has frequently mismatched with Dr Fauci, one in the middle of the nation’s highest health officials, who has benefited the highest acceptance ratings during the virus

On Monday, Dr Fauci was accused for deceiving the nation on hydroxychloroquine via a tweet tweeted by President Trump. However, at his Tuesday press briefing, the president suggested that he either didn’t realize the tweet or had not checked out it closely. President Trump said “I don’t know what is Dr Fauci’s position on hydroxychloroquine” He said that he had “a very good relationship” with Dr Fauci but said that he didn’t “regularly clinch the deal with him”, considering that Dr Fauci had been in opposition to instituting a travel ban on China in the youngest days of the coronavirus.

“He didn’t want to try to do that and that i did and other things and he told me i used to be right and he told me I saved tens of thousands of lives, which was generous but it’s, you know, i feel it’s fact.” Mr Trump said he didn’t understand why Dr Fauci and Deborah Birx — the opposite top doctor leading the administration’s coronavirus response — had such high approval ratings, but he didn’t. “It is sort of is curious.

The president went further and say: It has to do with my personality why no one likes me”

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