Who Is Samia Suluhu Hassan? Woman Set To Be Tanzania’s First Female President

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Samia Suluhu Hassan is all set to join the list of the women who lead the countries in Africa as the President.

After the death of President John Magufuli, Hassan is the designated President of Tanzania and is yet to take the oath. Hassan is currently the first woman to hold the position of the Vice President of Tanzania and is about to make history by becoming the first female President of Tanzania.

Here’s what we know of Samia Suluhu Hassan:

  • Hassan has graduated from the Institute of Development Management in Public Administration.
  • She further went for post-graduation in Community Economic Development via a joint-program between the Open University of Tanzania and the Southern New Hampshire University.
  • Samia Suluhu Hassan was once called ‘the most underrated politician in Tanzania’ by MP January Makamba. He further said, “I have observed at close quarters her work ethic, decision-making, and temperament. She is a very capable leader.”
  • Hassan was the first elected as a member of the Zanzibar House of Representative for a special seat in 2000.
  • Further, she was appointed as a Minister by the then-President Amani Abeid Karume of Zanzibar.
  • Hassan became the first female vice-president after winning the Magufuli-Suluhu ticket in the General Elections of 2015.
  • Hassan married Hafidh Ameir, who is a retired agricultural officer. They have four children including three sons and a daughter.
  • Hassan’s daughter Wanu Hafidh Ameir holds a special seat in the Zanzibar House of Representatives like her mother once did.

Agathe Uwilingiyimanain was the first woman to ever be the head of an African country as she served as the Prime Minister of Rwanda. And Samia Suluhu Hassan is about to follow her as she becomes the second woman on the list.

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