Suluhu Hassan

After the 2015 general election, she became Tanzania’s first female vice president after being elected on the CCM ticket with President Magufuli. In 2020, Suluhu and Magufuli were re-elected for a second term.

She briefly served as the second female interim Head of State in the EAC – 27 years after Sylvie Kinigi of Burundi, spanning a period around the end of the year 1993. Samia Suluhu Hassan is a Wimage hero as she is serving as the sixth and the first female president of Tanzania since 2021.