Samia Suluhu Hassan – Tanzania’s new president challenges Covid denial

Her predecessor was known for his rhetorical outbursts, whereas Tanzania’s new president is calm. Where he was contentious, President Samia Suluhu Hassan is more conciliatory. Where he was autocratic, she appears to be more inclusive. It is less than two months since the death of the former President, John Magufuli, aged 61 but his vice-president, who was sworn in as head of state soon after … Continue reading Samia Suluhu Hassan – Tanzania’s new president challenges Covid denial

Samia Suluhu Hassan Becomes Tanzania’s First Woman President

Friday marked a new chapter of leadership in Tanzania as the first-ever female president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, took the oath of office. The inauguration was witnessed by members of the cabinet and former presidents at the statehouse in Dar es Salaam. The 61-year-old Hassan was Magufuli’s vice president, first elected with him in 2015 and re-elected last year.  She will serve out the remaining four … Continue reading Samia Suluhu Hassan Becomes Tanzania’s First Woman President

Buhari mourns Tanzanian President John Magufuli

President Muhammadu Buhari joins the Government and people of the Republic of Tanzania in mourning the passing of President John Pombe Magufuli, 61, whose legacy of patriotism and dedication to the African course will continue to resonate across the continent. The President believes the late Tanzanian President’s courage and love for his country-inspired various reforms that generations will continue to celebrate, which include the challenging … Continue reading Buhari mourns Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Samia Suluhu Hassan: The woman set to become Tanzania’s next president

On Wednesday evening she had the task of announcing to Tanzanians that President John Magufuli had died and now Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan is due to take his place as the country’s head of state. First elected as Magufuli’s running mate in 2015, she was re-elected last year along with him and according to the constitution, should serve out the rest of the five-year term … Continue reading Samia Suluhu Hassan: The woman set to become Tanzania’s next president

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after health rumours

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television. Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health. Opposition politicians said last week that he had … Continue reading John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after health rumours