Samia Suluhu

Samia Suluhu

Samia Suluhu : First Female President of Tanzania

Samia Suluhu
Samia Suluhu ( Photo credit : CNN )
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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 :

Samia Suluhu
  • 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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