• July 23, 2021

Samia Suluhu Sworn-In As Tanzania’s First Female President

(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was on Friday sworn in as the country’s first female president after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an illness shrouded in mystery.

Wearing a bright red headscarf, Hassan was sworn in at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam, where neither she nor the majority of attendees wore a mask, in the Covid-sceptic nation.

The 61 years old Muslim woman from the island of Zanzibar, will finish Magufuli’s second five-year term, set to run until 2025.

Hassan becomes the only other current serving female head of state in Africa alongside Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde, whose role is mainly ceremonial.

Agenda Watchdog

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