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President Samia Suluhu Hassan attends the funeral of her predecessor president John Magufuli on March 26, 2021 in Chato, Tanzania. Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images

Tanzania’s new president faces a tough ‘to do’ list

Hassan may prove the right sort of politician to usher in a new era of bipartisan politics, less populist and authoritarian and more collegial.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan inspects a military parade following her swearing-in as the country’s first female president on March 19, 2021 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AFP via Getty Images

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan has the chance to heal a polarised nation

She has been described as compassionate, rational and calm – attributes that are a far departure from her former boss.

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