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Mystery surrounds Tanzanian president’s whereabouts

John Magufuli.

It’s been more than two weeks since Tanzanians last saw President John Magufuli.

“He is a regular church-goer, he is regular on TV, even on social media,” says the BBC’s Athuman Mtulya in Dar es Salaam.

“But since that day [27 February], he’s not been seen.”

Opposition politicians have suggested that he’s in a serious condition, after supposedly contracting Covid-19.

Mr Magufuli has for months downplayed the impact of coronavirus on his country.

But several members of his government have said the president’s “in good health”.

They’ve also described allegations of his supposed illness as “rumours”.

And yet, there’s still no actual sign of the president: no photos, interviews, or public appearances.

So, what do we actually know about the president’s whereabouts?


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