Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzanian new president

Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzanian new president

Samia Suluhu Hassan, former Tanzanian vice-president becomes the first woman to be president in Tanzania. This comes after the death of President John Pombe Magufuli from heart complications.

Ms Samia has been sworn in by the Chief Justice Ibrahim Juma at State House Dar es Salaam

The 61-year-old woman served as President Magufuli’s deputy since 2015.

Read more: Samia Suluhu Hassan, the next Tanzanian president

The Tanzania constitution stipulates that she should serve the remaining five-year term in the top job.

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