Jakaya Kikwete

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Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
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4th President of Tanzania
In office
21 December 2005 – 5 November 2015
Vice PresidentAli M. Shein (2005–10)
Mr. Mohamed Bilal (2010–15)
Prime MinisterEdward Lowassa (2005–08)
Mr. Mizengo Pinda (2008–15)
Preceded byBenjamin William Mkapa
Succeeded byJohn Magufuli
6th Chairperson of the African Union
In office
31 January 2008 – 2 February 2009
Preceded byJohn Kufuor
Succeeded byMuammar al-Gaddafi
11th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
November 1995 – 21 December 2005
Preceded byJoseph Rwegasira
Succeeded byAsha-Rose Migiro
7th Minister of Finance
In office
1994–1995
Preceded byKighoma Malima
Succeeded byMr. Simon Mbilinyi
Member of Parliament
for Chalinze
In office
1995–2005
Succeeded byRamadhani Maneno
Personal details
Born (1951-10-07) 7 October 1951 (age 68)
Msoga, Tanganyika
NationalityTanzanian
Political partyCCM (1977–)
TANU (before 1977)
Spouse(s)
Salma Kikwete (m. 1989)
ChildrenEight
ResidenceMsoga, The United Republic Of Tanzania
Alma materThe University of Dar es Salaam
Tanzania Military Academy
ProfessionEconomist
Twitter handlejmkikwete
Military service
Allegiance United Rep. of Tanzania
Branch/serviceTanzanian Army
RankLieutenant Colonel

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born 7 October 1951) was the fourth President of Tanzania, in office from 2005 to 2015. He has also served as the Chairperson of the African Union in 2008–2009 and the Chairman of the Southern African Development Community Troika on Peace, Defence and Security in 2012–2013.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Biography: Jakaya Kikwete, NewsAfrica Magazine, archived from the original on 29 April 2012, retrieved 14 September 2012 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)