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Samia Suluhu : First Female President of Tanzania
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Samia Suluhu Hassan created history on Friday when she became first female president of Tanzania.
- Hassan took up the leadership on 19 March 2021 after the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021 as he suffered health problem.
- Wearing a hijab and holding up a Quran with her right hand, the 61 year old Hassan took the oath of office at State House,the government offices in Dar es Salaam, the countries largest city.
- The inauguration was witnessed by Cabinet members, former presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Jakaya Kikwete.
- Her leadership style will in particular be in contrast who has known as a brash populist.
Hassan’s important takeaways :
- Born on 27 January 1960
- She is serving as 6 th and current President of Tanzania.
- The Muslim women became the first Tanzanian vice president when she took the office in 2015.
- She served as vice president for 6 years.
- The mother of four also served as a member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives in 2000 – 2005.
- She also served as the Zanzibar minister of Tourism in 2005 – 2010.
- She was parliament member of Makunduchi area of Tanzania in 2010 – 2015.
Tanzania basic points :
- She has been the vice president of the East African country, since 2015.
- Capital : Dodoma
- President : Samia Suluhu Hassan
- Prime Minister : Kassim Majaliwa
- Currency : Shilling
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