Samia Suluhu Hassan is the only woman running a country in Africa.
January 25, 2022
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SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN – MAMA SAMIA – MADAM PRESIDENT | Jan-Feb 2022 Magazine

Dressed in a red hijab with her fingers wrapped around a Quran on the 19th of March 2021, Samia Suluhu Hassan stood before her people and members of the Press to rewrite the history of her country, Tanzania. With the cameras flashing in the background, the country’s first female President centres herself in the foreground as she takes the sacred Presidential Oath in her native tongue, Swahili- a promise to defend and protect her nation’s constitution.

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Samia Suluhu Hassan became Tanzania’s sixth president and first-ever female leader in March 2021, following the death of President John Magufuli. She rose to the position from vice-president, a role to which she was first elected in 2015.In September, she became just the fifth-ever female African leader to address the U.N. General Assembly. She used her remarks to criticize Covid vaccine inequality.Suluhu has differentiated her leadership from her predecessor by implementing stricter Covid protocols, including mandatory quarantines for travelers coming from countries with new variants.

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