Jakaya Kikwete

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Date of Birth October 7, 1950
Place of Birth Msoga, Tanzania
Age 70 years old
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Jakaya Kikwete

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
Nationality: Tanzanian
Political party: CCM, TANU
Children: Eight
Residence: Msoga, The United Republic Of Tanzania
Alma mater: The University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Military Academy
Profession: Economist
Vice President: Ali Mohamed Shein, Mr. Mohamed Bilal
Preceded by: Benjamin William Mkapa
Succeeded by: John Magufuli
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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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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Latest information about Jakaya Kikwete updated on January 16, 2021.

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