Samia Suluhu, Tanzania's Vice President, made the announcement on National Television that John Pombe Magufuli has passed on. History was being made as she made the announcement by becoming the Nation's first female President.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Picture courtesy.
Samia Suluhu was born on January 27th of 1960. She made history by becoming Tanzania's first female vice president in 2015 and she has made history again by becoming the country's first female president following the demise of John Pombe Magufuli.
John Magufuli and Suluhu Hassan. Picture courtesy.
She previously served as a member of Parliament for Makunduchi constituency from 2010 to 2015. She was also the Minister for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015 in the vice presient's office. She holds a degree in Economics and had previously worked with the World Food Programme.
Picture courtesy. Samia Suluhu.
We, at Opera News, wish her all the best as she begins her tenure as the first East African female president.
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