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Pragmatic Tanzanian leader John Pombe Magufuli is in the country to witness the inauguration of President-elect Yoweri Museveni for a fifth elective term in office due tomorrow.

President Magufuli’s presidential jet landed at Entebbe International Airport just after 11am and was received by Uganda’s ambassador to Tanzania Dorothy Hyuha and Works Minister John Byambagambi.

This is Mr Magufuli’s debut visits to Uganda as a head of state.

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Chadian President Idriss Derby of Chad, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali and President Niger Mahamadou Issoufou are also expected to arrive later today while the King of Lesotho Letsi III and the Prime Minister of Swaziland Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini came on Tuesday night.

Police have closed Entebbe-Kampala highway to private motorists beginning today till Friday to allow foreign dignitaries access the city with ease.