Browsing: President Samia Suluhu Hassan

President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
  • Mwinyi, who led Tanzania from 1985 to 1995, is remembered for his pivotal role in transitioning the country from the foundational policies of his predecessor.
  • Before ascending to the presidency, Mwinyi served in various capacities, including as the Interior Minister and Vice President.
  • He also chaired the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), from 1990 to 1996, demonstrating his significant influence in Tanzanian politics.

Tanzania is in mourning given the passing of former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who died at the age of 98. President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced the somber news, stating that Mwinyi died on Thursday evening at approximately 5:30pm after a battle with cancer.

Mwinyi, who led Tanzania from 1985 to 1995, is remembered for his pivotal role in transitioning the country from the foundational policies of his predecessor, Julius Nyerere, towards more liberal economic reforms.

His presidency marked the beginning of Tanzania’s shift away from socialist …

President Samia
  • Under President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania has seen significant economic transformation, culminating in attracting over $1 billion in foreign direct investment.
  • Tanzania’s consistent economic policies have played a key role in this achievement, fostering an environment conducive to growth and investment.
  • However, this impressive FDI growth is juxtaposed against a decrease in the value of invested projects and Domestic Investment.

Under the astute leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania has witnessed a significant economic transformation, culminating in attracting over $1 billion in foreign direct investment. This remarkable achievement is the result of a series of strategic policies and reforms that have shaped Tanzania’s economic trajectory.

Tanzania’s journey from a command economy to a market economy has been pivotal in shaping its current economic structure. Since 1985, the country has embraced market-oriented policies, opening up its economy to global trade and investment.

Agriculture plays a critical role in …

HCI World Bank Human Capital Human Capital in Africa Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit
  • The central role of human capital in development is fast catching up with the developing world.
  • Tanzania President Suluhu Hassan says there is no right time to deliberate on the human capital issue than now.
  • President Ruto of Kenya says Africa must deliberately to make it possible for the youth to access job opportunities.

The vital role of Africa’s human capital is indispensable. It is a powerful tool in driving the growth of economic investments in the continent of 1.3 billion people. Africa has a combined GDP of nearly $3.1 trillion and over 40 percent of the population is under the age of 15 years and younger. It is therefore important that Africa’s human capital is aligned optimally to foster growth.

The central role of human capital in development is fast catching up with the developing world. It is in light of this that the just ended Africa Human Capital …

Zanzibar and Qatar relations

A recent meeting between the President of Zanzibar, Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi and  Qatar’s First Vice-Chairman, Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari highlighted these figures. The two high-ranking officials met in Qatar. The Zanzibar president called on investors from the rich United Arab Emirates to invest in the island.…

President Samia Suluhu Hassan with US VP Kamala Harris. Suluhu Hassan’s visit to the US has brought the countries closer to implementing the Open Skies Air Transport Agreement.

During the meeting, the two discussed several regional and global issues of concern. The Vice President emphasized the importance of the world standing together in support of international rules and norms, including the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.

The most outstanding issue, though, is the Open Skies Air Transport Agreement.

Suluhu and Harris said they are looking forward to the entry into force of the agreement, which establishes a modern civil aviation relationship between the United States and Tanzania. They agreed that the agreement coming into force will promote increased travel and trade which will help spur economic growth between the two countries.

The US government notes that expanded travel and trade, improved productivity, more employment and economic growth have all been a result of the Open Skies accords, which have boosted the number of international passenger and cargo flights between the United States and other countries.…

Songela Mafuta Bora in Tanzania is made from sunflower.

The programme aims at empowering extension officers who would, in turn, train farmers through expert guidance. Chemba district targets to produce 100,000 tonnes of sunflower in the 2022 season to increase the production of edible oil in the country.

President Samia’s administration has plans to improve cotton farming, among other crops. The government has taken measures to improve sunflower production through an increased budget allocation for the Agricultural Seed Authority, up from Tsh.5.42 billion (US$2.3 million) in 2020-2021 to Tsh.10.8 billion (US$4.7 million) in 2021-2022.

In 2021, the government boosted the capacity of the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) by providing Tsh.208billon (US$90 million) to the bank to reach more farmers and finance them. It also empowered the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) to purchase 95,000 tonnes of maize from farmers.…

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Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassana’s first state visit to Uganda has signaled the revival of East Africa’s energy arena.

President Samia made her first trip outside Tanzania as head of State on Sunday, April 11, since she took oath of office on March 19 following the death of her predecessor John Pombe Magufuli, who succumbed to heart disease last month.

Samia met her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and agreed to support and show their commitment to the realisation and implementation of the strategic East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.

The agreement was made on Sunday at the State House in Entebbe during the bilateral talks.

Accelerating the Uganda-Tanzania Energy Relationship

In May 2017, both countries signed the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on the implementation of the project.

The last meeting regarding the project was held in September 2020 between Museveni and the late Tanzania president John Magufuli at Chato, …


Tanzania’s president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Sunday, April 11 arrived in Uganda for talks that should culminate into the signing of deals between the two East African countries.

Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday through social media said that President Samia arrived in Uganda Sunday morning for a one-day official visit.

President Samia Suluhu was received by Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, who was in the company of other senior government officials.

State visit

This is the first official visit to Uganda by President Samia Suluhu since she assumed the Office of President …

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is set to redefine the Tanzania-Kenya relations.

Bilateral ties between Kenya and Tanzania have been blowing hot and cold for decades now, with the row playing out publicly during the era of the late President John Pombe Magufuli.

Disputes seem to be always never far from the surface and only a slight spark is enough to ignite a diplomatic tiff such as the one that was playing out during Magufuli’s era.

However, President Samia is seeking to bring a solution, and maintain a good relationship between the two neighbouring countries.

President Samia on Saturday, April 10, 2021, said that her administration is determined to solve some of the issues existing between Tanzania and Kenya.

The Tanzanian head of state said this in a statement to the media after meeting a special envoy from President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. She said that she will pick from …