Benjamin Mkapa

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Benjamin William Mkapa
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Mkapa in 2010
3rd President of Tanzania
In office
23 November 1995 – 21 December 2005
Vice PresidentOmar Ali Juma (1995–2001)
Dr Ali Mohamad Shein (2001–05)
Prime MinisterFrederick Sumaye
Preceded byAli Hassan Mwinyi
Succeeded byDr. Jakaya Kikwete
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
In office
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
Minister for Information and Broadcasting
In office
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
Personal details
Born(1938-11-12)12 November 1938
Ndanda, Masasi, Tanganyika
Died24 July 2020(2020-07-24) (aged 81)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Political partyCCM
Other political
Spouse(s)Anna Mkapa
Alma materMakerere University (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
ProfessionJournalist, diplomat

Benjamin William Mkapa (November 12, 1938 – July 24, 2020) was a Tanzanian politician. He was the third President of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005.[1] He was also Chairman of the Revolutionary State Political Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM).

Mkapa died on July 24, 2020 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the age of 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa" Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Board of Trustees, AKU University, retrieved 19-10-2009
  2. Tanzania's former President Benjamin William Mkapa has died