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Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan: Courts must decide fate of opposition leader

President Suluhu Hassan talked to DW about COVID vaccines, climate change and ties with the EU. But she declined to be drawn on the terrorism charges the leader of the opposition will now have to face.

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