Samia Hassan Suluhu became Tanzania’s President following the passing of President John Magufuli, who had been undergoing treatment for a decade-long heart condition. Prior to this, Samia Hassan served as Tanzania’s vice president, making history as the first woman in that position. She assumed office in 2015 and was re-elected in 2020, serving alongside John Magufuli until his demise due to heart-related ailments on March 17, 2021.
Age and birthplace of Samia Hassan Suluhu
Born on January 27, 1960, in Zanzibar, Samia Suluhu, now sixty-one years old, steps into office to complete the remaining term of Magufuli as the head of state of Tanzania.
Educational Background of Samia Hassan Suluhu With a strong academic background, Samia Hassan is well-versed and educated. She attended Mzumbe University, the University of Manchester, Southern New Hampshire University, and the Open University of Tanzania, focusing on Economics and Administration. Additionally, she has undertaken various short-term courses to enhance her leadership skills.
Career journey of Samia Hassan Suluhu
Samia began her political career in Tanzania after completing secondary school. Her initial role was clerical work at the Ministry of Planning. In 2000, she entered the political arena in Zanzibar and later served in ministerial positions under Jakaya Kikwete’s administration. Recognized for her contributions, she led committees and was handpicked by the late Magufuli as his running mate in 2015, ultimately becoming the first female president in Tanzania and East Africa.
Personal life of Samia Hassan Suluhu
A practicing Muslim like the majority in Tanzanians, Samia is a mother of four and the wife of Ameir Hafidh.
Net worth and assets of Samia Hassan
Suluhu Samia Suluhu’s estimated net worth exceeds $730,000, although specific details regarding her asset portfolio are not publicly available yet.