Is there a hidden COVID-19 crisis in Zanzibar?
By Abiodun Ogundairo
22 February 2021 | 1:50 pm
Fear of the coronavirus superseded skepticism in Tanzania this week following the death of a well-known politician in Zanzibar. Mourners showed up at public memorials wearing face masks and brandishing disinfectant.
Lebanese President Michael Aoun is leaving office without a designated successor in place. With no president and a caretaker government at the helm, Lebanon is now hurtling into the political unknown.
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