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

Tanzania’s First Female President Has Inherited a Covid Mess

…Samia Suluhu Hassan’s first test will be deciding whether to replace the country’s eccentric health minister. Of the many challenges Samia Suluhu Hassan inherited upon being sworn in as president of Tanzania last week, none is more urgent than repairing the damage caused by her predecessor’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Her first task: figuring out what to do about the minister responsible for the country’s eccentric health policies. … Continue reading Tanzania’s First Female President Has Inherited a Covid Mess

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

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