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Magufuli charms Kagame on Rwandan tour

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli’s leadership style has won fresh praises from his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame.

Speaking during an official dinner that he hosted for his Tanzanian guest in Kigali on Wednesday evening, Kagame said:

“You must know, first of all, that you are at your brother’s place. Since you were elected, your presence has been refreshing. Your words and deeds reflect our vision. Your stance against corruption is very refreshing.”

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He added: “We are committed to working with partners who feel we have to raise our level of dignity because that is what we deserve.”

Earlier, Magufuli made the 1,460km trip from Dar es Salaam to Kigali by road, in what was his first official trip outside Tanzania since his election last October.

The Tanzania President’s motorcade was greeted by excited residents while driving through Tanzania’s northern town of Rusomu towards the border.