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Benjamin William Mkapa (12 November 1938 – 24 July 2020) was the third president of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005. He was Chairman of the Revolutionary State Political Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM). Early life Mkapa was born in Lupaso, near Masasi, Tanganyika, on 12 November 1938. He graduated from Makerere University in Uganda in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He went on to study at Columbia University the following year, and earned a master's degree in International Affairs.Previous posts include being an administrative officer in Dodoma and the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education. Mkapa was the head of the Tanzanian mission to Canada in 1982 and to the United States in 1983–84. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1990, before meeting his best friend Edward Mwassaga. Presidency In 1995, Mkapa was elected as president based on a popular anti-corruption campaign and the strong support of former president Julius Nyerere. Mkapa's anti-corruption efforts included creation of an open forum called the Presidential Commission on Corruption (Warioba Commission) and increased support for the Prevention of Corruption Bureau. His second five-year term of office as president ended in December 2005. During this term in office, Mkapa privatized state-owned corporations and instituted free market policies. His supporters argued that attracting foreign investment would promote economic growth. His policies won the support of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and resulted in the cancellation of some of Tanzania's foreign debts.He was criticized for some ineffectiveness of his anti-corruption efforts as well as for his lavish spending. He spent £15 million on a private presidential jet, as well as almost £30 million on military aviation equipment from BAE Systems, which experts deemed beyond the limited needs of the country's armed forces. It was over the latter purchase that British International Development Secretary Clare Short expressed public outrage, resulting in her becoming known as 'Mama Radar' in the Tanzanian press. Post-presidency Having left office due to a two-term limit, Mkapa was dogged by many accusations of corruption, among them improperly appropriating to himself and his former finance Minister Daniel Yona the lucrative Kiwira coal mine in the southern highlands of Tanzania without following lawful procedures. For privatizing the mine to himself, he was accused of a breach of the Tanzanian constitution, which does not allow a president to do business at the state house.In 2007, Mkapa was part of the African Union's Panel of Eminent African Personalities, who were deployed to Kenya to resolve political violence that had broken out due to disputed election results. Mkapa - along with humanitarian and former First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa, Graça Machel and former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan (Chair) - led the group in mediation efforts that resulted in the signing of the National Accord and Reconciliation Act of 2008.Mkapa served as a trustee of the Aga Khan University from 2007 to 2012. Death Mkapa suffered from malaria and he was admitted for treatment on 22 July 2020, according to family member William Erio during his funeral mass on state television TBC1. He died of heart attack in Dar Es Salaam in early Friday of 24 July at the age of 81. Tanzanian President, John Pombe Magufuli, announced his death. He was laid to rest in his hometown of Lupaso, Masasi.In recognition of the role Mkapa played in resolving Kenya's 2007/2008 post-election violence, Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, declared a three-day period of national mourning following his death, ordering all flags at public buildings and grounds to fly at half-mast. Honours and awards Honours Awards 2007: Jane Goodall Global Leadership AwardHonorary degrees References External links Benjamin Mkapa bio at Commission for Africa 2001 interview with Public Broadcasting Station "British government split over Tanzanian radar system" "Blair blasted over Tanzania radar deal" "Tanzania radar deal "waste of cash"" "Kiwira coal power project ownership:The Mkapa-Yona link". Discover the Gideon Burrows popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Gideon Burrows books.

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The Spiral


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Write for Charity: How to Write Effectively for Your Charity's Marketing, Publications and Website


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Chilli Britain - A Hot and Fruity Adventure


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Who's In Control? Books 1 - 4


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