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A fortnight of Mourning President Magufuli

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

President Museveni has proclaimed 14 days of mourning for President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania who died last week. The President hailed Magufuli as a true friend of Uganda, a committed champion of East African economic integration and advancement, and of African sovereignty and unity.  

Ina proclamation issued on 18th March, 2021, Museveni mourned his colleague President in East Africa, recalling that Magufuli always took a clear stand on Tanzanian and African interests and values; and always exuded positive energy for the Continent. He regretted the loss of leadership to Tanzania and to the east African region arising from this death which occurred only a few months after Magufuli had started his second elected term as President of Tanzania.

During the 14 days of mourning Uganda will fly her flag and that of the East African Community at half mast, both at home and in all her missions abroad.