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Magufuli Beats Uhuru To Clinch Admirable Top Prize

Tanzanian president John Magufuli has been feted the overall winner of the Mandela Peace Price by controversial Paris-based Mandela Institute.

Magufuli defeated 4,955 applicants,including President Uhuru Kenyatta, to take home the award for what the award’s jury termed as his immense contribution to the promotion of peace and social equality in Tanzania.

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He took the prize from Africa’s richest monarch, King Mohammed VI of Morocco who won it in 2016.
This is as his Kenyan counterpart Mr Kenyatta was accorded the democracy prize for demonstrating a true spirit of democracy when he accepted the Supreme Court’s decision to void his August 8 win.
Kenyatta’s acceptance of the ruling was however not without blemish. A day after the Apex Court annuled the August 8 presidential poll,citing irregularities and illegalities, the Head of State, at a rally, called the judges crooks vowing to ‘revisit’ the issue.
The moot Mandela Prizes are awarded annually to personalities or institutions for their plausible actions in favor of Africa and Peace, in the spirit of Pan Africanism.

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While announcing winner of the prestigious award on Wednesday,president of the Mandela Institute (MI), Paul Kananura, said Magufuli was being had played a big role in promoting peace and social equality in his country.

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