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Tanzania's President, Jakaya Kikwete happy to step down after two terms in office

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Tanzania’s outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete says he is happy to be leaving office.

His successor John Magufuli was yesterday declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election.

Mr Kikwete – who has served the maximum of two terms in office – is quoted by AFP as saying: “Why should I be sad?… I played my part, now I have to move on, let a new team come and take the nation further.”


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