President of Tanzania was confirmed dead after weeks of speculation about president whereabouts.
According to the constitution of Tanzania, the vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan assumes office as acting president pending elections.
Saumu becomes the first ever Woman president in East African region
Samia Suluhu Hassan was the 10th Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania who Assumed Office on 5th November 2015, under President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli. Previously, she was a Minister of State, Vice Presidents Office in charge of Union Affairs.
In 2005-2010 she served as a Minister for Tourism, trade and Investment in Zanzibar and in 2000-2005 a Minister of Youth Employment, Women and Children Development in Zanzibar.
SAUMU SULUHU EDUCATION
Suluhu was born in the Sultanate of Zanzibar . After completing her secondary education in 1977, she was employed by the Ministry of Planning and Development as a clerk.
She pursued a number of short-courses on a part-time basis. In 1986, she graduated from the Institute of Development Management (present-day Mzumbe University ) with an advanced diploma in public administration .
Upon graduation, she was employed on a project funded by the World Food Programme . Between 1992 and 1994, she attended the University of Manchester and graduated with a postgraduate diploma in economics.
In 2015, she obtained her MSc in Community Economic Development via a joint-programme between the Open University of Tanzania and the Southern New Hampshire University .
In 2000, she decided to join politics. She was elected as a special seat member to the Zanzibar House of Representatives and was appointed a minister by President Amani Karume.
We wish her well in her new role as president.