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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 :
- 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.
- President : Samia Suluhu Hassan
- Prime Minister : Kassim Majaliwa
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