2021 in Tanzania

Events of 2021 in Tanzania.

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2020
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Ongoing – COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania

January to MarchEdit

  • 16 January – The French Embassy announces it is working with the Association of the Tanzanian Diaspora Living in France to promote the Kiswahili language.[2]
  • 19 January – The United States puts visa restrictions on unnamed Tanzanian officials because of responsibility or complicity in irregularities and violence in the 2020 Tanzanian general election.[3]
  • 25 January – A man is arrested in Austria trying to smuggle seventy-four protected chameleons from Tanzania. Three died, but the rest were taken to the Schönbrunn Zoo.[4]
  • 27 January – President John Magufuli expresses doubts about the COVID-19 vaccines on January 27 during a speech in Chato, Geita Region.[5]
  • 23 February – Maskless Finance Minister Philip Mpango coughs his way through a press conference to announce he is not dead a few days after President Magufuli acknowledged COVID-19 in real.[6]
  • 10 March – Opposition leader Tundu Lissu demands answers about the health and whereabouts of President John Magufuli, 61, who has not been seen in public since 27 February.[7]
  • 15 March – Four people are arrested for spreading rumors that President Magufuli is ill, despite his not being seen in public in four weeks.[8]
  • 17 March - President John Magufuli dies; Vice-President Samia Suluhu takes over.[1]
  • 21 March - 45 people are killed in a stampede at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam.[9][10]
  • 28 March – President Samia Suluhu Hassan orders the suspension of the head of the ports authority over corruption allegations.[11]
  • 30 March – President Hassan picks Philip Mpango, the finance minister, to be her deputy.[12]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Burke, Jason (18 March 2021). "Tanzania's Covid-denying president, John Magufuli, dies aged 61". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  2. ^ Odunga, Maureen (16 January 2021). "Tanzania: Kiswahili Language Gets Big Boost in France". allAfrica.com. Tanzania Daily News. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "US puts visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials over vote". AP NEWS. 19 January 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  4. ^ "Man stopped at Vienna airport trying to smuggle 74 protected chameleons from Tanzania into Austria". news.yahoo.com. The Telegraph. January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Tanzania's president expresses doubts about COVID vaccines". AP NEWS. 27 January 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  6. ^ "Condemnation as coughing Tanzanian minister gives news conference". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera English. February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Lewis, David; Miriri, Duncan (March 10, 2021). "Where's Magufuli? Tanzanian leader's absence fuels health concern". news.yahoo.com. Reuters. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "John Magufuli: Tanzania arrests over missing president rumours". news.yahoo.com. BBC News. March 15, 2021. Archived from the original on March 17, 2021. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  9. ^ Biryabarema, Elias (March 23, 2021). MacSwan, Angus (ed.). "At least five people dead in Tanzania stampede as crowds view body of dead president". Reuters. "We are...grieving for the loss of our five family members who died yesterday during the stampede," Gerald Mtuwa, a member of the family told MwanaHalisi TV, a private online television channel in Tanzania on Monday.
  10. ^ "Tanzanian police say 45 died in stampede at Magufuli tribute". Al Jazeera English. March 30, 2021. Tanzanian police say 45 people died during a stampede in Dar-es-Salaam on March 21 as mourners paid their last respects to the late President John Magufuli.
  11. ^ "Tanzania's Hassan suspends ports chief, continuing Magufuli's anti-graft stance". news.yahoo.com. Reuters. March 28, 2021. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  12. ^ "Tanzania president picks deputy, as grim stampede toll emerges". news.yahoo.com. Yahoo News. AFP. March 30, 2021. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  13. ^ "Gunman kills several police near French embassy in Tanzania". Archived from the original on 2021-08-25.
  14. ^ "Mayhem in Tanzania as gunman shot dead near French Embassy". 25 August 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-08-25.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Edward, Elizabeth (26 January 2021). "Former legislator dies in Arusha after brief illness". The Citizen. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Magufuli, nation mourn Nditiye, Mwapachu". The Citizen. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  17. ^ Mosenda, Jacob (13 February 2021). "President Magufuli mourns demise of retired judge". The Citizen. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  18. ^ Takwa, Esther (15 February 2021). "Bakiza chairman Dr Khatib is dead". Daily News. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Zanzibar's 1st vice president dies amid COVID treatment". Anadolu Agency. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Chief secretary John Kijazi's cause of death revealed". The Citizen. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Dr Servacius Likwelile has died aged 63". The Citizen. 21 February 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  22. ^ "Prof Benno Ndulu's life in public service". The Citizen. 22 February 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  23. ^ "ELCT Northern Diocese Secretary General Arthur Shoo has died". The Citizen. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  24. ^ "Tanzania bishop Maluma dies too". Edge. 7 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  25. ^ "Defence advisor of Tanzanian High Commission dies due to coronavirus infection". Outlook. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  26. ^ "Tanzanian commander of battle against Uganda's Idi Amin dies". Taarifa. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  27. ^ "Mfugale: The engineer behind Tanzania's iconic bridges dies". The Citizen. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  28. ^ Joseph, Janeth (23 July 2021). "Mghwira's death sends shock waves". The Citizen. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  29. ^ "Babu wa Loliondo, self-declared miracle healer, dies". The Citizen. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  30. ^ Wambura, Bethsheba (2 August 2021). "Tanzania's Defence minister has died". The Citizen. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  31. ^ "Tanzania ex-minister Mramba dies of Covid-related complications". The East African. 17 August 2021.
  32. ^ Wambura, Bethsheba (28 September 2021). "Tanzania's Investment Deputy Minister Ole Nasha dies at 49". The Citizen. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  33. ^ "The life and times of 'Nick' Noor Kassum (1924-2021)". The Citizen. 3 December 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  34. ^ "Mwinyi leads mourners at ex-MP's funeral". Daily News. 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.

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