Tanzania: President, Vice President Sworn In

Tanzania’s new president, John Magufuli, and the country’s first female vice president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, were sworn into office Nov. 5, News 24 reported.  Magufuli won the election in October with 58 percent of the vote. Elections were mostly peaceful, but the opposition claimed the vote was rigged. The semi-autonomous Zanzibar also held elections but […]

Tanzania’s new president, John Magufuli, and the country’s first female vice president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, were sworn into office Nov. 5, News 24 reported. 750x-1

Magufuli won the election in October with 58 percent of the vote. Elections were mostly peaceful, but the opposition claimed the vote was rigged. The semi-autonomous Zanzibar also held elections but annulled the results over irregularities. Tanzania is attempting to cement its place as one of the Indian Ocean Basin’s next major natural gas exporters.

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