President of Tanzania

Oct 25, 2015 | Tags: | Category: Africa Leaders, All

John Magufuli, President of Tanzania

John Magufuli, President of TanzaniaHe has served in the Cabinet of Tanzania as Minister of Works since 2010. Previously he was Deputy Minister of Works from 1995 to 2000, Minister of Works from 2000 to 2006, Minister of Lands and Human Settlement from 2006 to 2008, and Minister of Livestock and Fisheries from 2008 to 2010. He has served as a Member of Parliament since 1995.

He was CCM’s candidate for the 2015 presidential election and was declared the winner of the elections on 29 October 2015 by the National Electoral Commission. His running mate Samia Suluhu, was also declared Vice President elect.he won general election 2015.

Magufuli earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1988. He also earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam, in 1994 and 2009, respectively.

After President Jakaya Kikwete took office, he moved Magufuli to the post of Minister of Lands and Human Settlement on 4 January 2006.

On 12 July 2015 Magufuli was nominated as CCM’s presidential candidate for the 2015 election, besting Justice Minister and former UN Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro and African Union Ambassador to the United States Amina Salum Ali for the party’s nomination.


H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Former President of Tanzania

H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania

Born on 7th October 1950 at Msoga Bagamoyo District Pwani Region


1958-1961 – Msoga Primary School
1962-1965 – Lugoba Middle School
1966-1969 – Kibaha Secondary School
1970-1971 – Tanga Secondary School
1972-1975 – BA(Economics) University of Dar es Salaam
1976-1977 – Military Trainingi at Tanzania Military Academy at Monduli

1983-1984 – Military Leadership Training


1975-1977 – Deputy Regional Secretary of Tanganyika Afrcan National Union (TANU)
1977-1980 – Deputy Secretary of CCM, Zanzibar
1980-1981 – Administrative officer CCM Headquarters
1981-1983 – CCM Regional Secretary Tabora
1983-1986 – Political Tutor at the Tanzania Military Academy in Monduli
1986-1988 – Nachingwea and Masasi Districts CCM Secretary General
1988-1990 – Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Energy and Minerals
1990-1994 – Minister for Energy and Minerals and Water Developments
1994-1995 – Finance Minister
1995-2005 – Member of Parliament Chalinze Constituency
1995-2005 – Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation