Tanzania President John Magufuli helps clean streets

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Tanzania's new President John Magufuli has joined hundreds of residents in the main city Dar es Salaam to take part in a public clean-up operation.

Mr Magufuli swept and picked up rubbish from the street as part of the scheme, which he had ordered to replace Independence Day celebrations.

The move is being seen as symbolic of the president's promise to tackle corruption, our correspondent says.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

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