Tanzania swears in Samia Suluhu Hassan as first female president

Tanzania swears in Samia Suluhu Hassan as first female president

The Guardian

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She succeed John Mugufuli, who died after a two-week absence from public life

Tanzania’s vice-president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has been sworn in as president, becoming the first female head of state in the east African country, following the death of her predecessor John Magufuli.

Hassan, 61, was sworn in at State House in the country’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, on Friday. She assumes the presidency following Wednesday’s announcement of the death of Magufuli, after a two-week absence from public life that drew speculation about his health.

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