The first female president in East Africa.
Samia Suluhu Hassan 61, will be sworn in as Tanzania President and will lead for the remainder of Magufuli’s term until 2025. He had just been re-elected in November last year.
She becomes the first female President in Tanzania and East Africa.
Vice President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan is the 10th Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania who Assumed Office on 5th November 2015, under President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli. Previously, she was a Minister of State, Vice Presidents Office in charge of Union Affairs.
In 2005-2010 she served as a Minister for Tourism, trade and Investment in Zanzibar and in 2000-2005 a Minister of Youth Employment, Women and Children Development in Zanzibar.