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Former VP sworn in as Tanzania’s new president

Samia Suluhu Hassan has made history as the first female president of Tanzania.

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

She becomes the sixth president of Tanzania following Wednesday’s death of President John Pombe Magufuli from heart-related complications.

The 61-year-old served as President Magufuli’s deputy from 2015 until his death.

The Tanzania constitution stipulates that she should serve his remaining five-year term.


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