Meet Tanzania's first female Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan


Samia Suluhu Hassan, 55, was announced Vice President of Tanzania in the 2015 General Elections, alongside Tanzania’s ruling party candidate John Magufuli. Suluhu is married to Hafidh Ameir and they have four children. The National Electoral Commission announced on Thursday, October 29, that Magufuli won the presidential election after the opposition challenged the tallying process and demanded a recount.

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Chairman of the Commission, Damian Lubuva told a news conference that Magufuli secured 58 percent of the votes, beating his main opposition rival, Edward Lowassa who has 40 percent.


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