Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is a Tanzanian politician who was the fourth president of Tanzania, in office from 2005 to 2015. Prior to his election as president, he was the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2005 under his predecessor, Benjamin Mkapa. 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.
|Born:||October 07, 1950, Msoga, Tanganyika|
|Political party:||CCM, TANU|
|Residence:||Msoga, The United Republic Of Tanzania|
|Alma mater:||The University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Military Academy|
|Vice President:||Ali Mohamed Shein, Mr. Mohamed Bilal|
|Preceded by:||Benjamin William Mkapa|
|Succeeded by:||John Magufuli|
|Twitter:||Jakaya Kikwete's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Jakaya Kikwete's IMDb|
About Jakaya Kikwete
President of Tanzania who assumed office in 2005. He was previously the Minister of Foreign Affairs for ten years and was one of the youngest Finance Ministers in the history of Tanzania.
He learned his leadership skills in the military, serving from 1972 to 1992.
During his term as President, he also served as chairperson of the African Union for one year, from 2008 to 2009.
He married Salma Kikwete, a former teacher, in 1989.
Like him, Julius Malema was another prominent political leader out of Africa.
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