Friday, March 19, 2021

Africa Gets New Female Leader as Samia Suluhu Hassan Sworn in as 6th President of Tanzania .

 Tanzania's Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn-in as the sixth president of the country a day after she announced the death of President John Pombe Magufuli.

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 Suluhu, who read three oaths, took the oath of office at State House Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Friday, March 3. The new president, dressed in red and black, then proceeded to inspect a guard of honour mounted by the Tanzania Defence Forces. 

The swearing-in event was low-key without heads of state but was graced by former presidents Jakaya Kikwete and Hassam Mwinyi. The Speaker of the National assembly and other dignitaries were also present. 

Suluhu will be Tanzania's first female president, joining a thin list of women in the continent in the top job. The new president will then chair a Cabinet meeting with the next task: choosing her Vice President, who must be okayed by the ruling party Chama Cha Mapenduzi (CCM). The Tanzanian constitution requires that the Vice-President takes over for the remaining term if the sitting president dies, resigns, or is indisposed. 

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