Samia Suluhu Hassan
President of Tanzania
Samia Suluhu Hassan
President of Tanzania

Hassan is the current president of Tanzania. Born in 1960 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar, she ran for public office in 2000 and was elected as a special seat member to the Zanzibar House of Representatives. In 2010, she was elected to the National Assembly and was appointed as the Minister of State for Union Affairs. In 2015, she became the first female vice-president in the history of Tanzania after John Magufuli was elected president. After Magufuli’s death in 2021, she was sworn in as his successor, becoming Tanzania’s first female president. Among her first actions as president were enacting nationwide mandates to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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