Tanzania’s martial art actress
26 February 2022 | 1:35 pm
This woman knows her power: Agnes Kifaluka is a Tanzanian martial art actress. She works hard to make her dream become a reality. But she knows: a healthy work-life balance is just as important in life.
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John Magufuli has been buried nearly 10 days after passing away at the age of 61, officially from heart complications. The late head of state was an ardent coronavirus skeptic.
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