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Jakaya Kikwete

Jakaya Kikwete
Personal data
Date of birth07 October 1950(age 65)
Place of birthMsoga, Bagamoyo, Tanganyika
Political partyCCM
SpouseSalma Kikwete
ResidenceState House (Ikulu), Dar es Salaam
Alma materUniversity of Dar es Salaam (B.A.)
4th President of Tanzania
Assumed office25 December 2005
PresidentAli Mohamed Shein (2005-2010)
Mohamed Gharib Bilal
Prime ministerEdward Lowassa (2005-2008)
Mizengo Pinda
Vice PresidentAli Mohamed Shein (2005-2010)
Mohamed Gharib Bilal
Succeeded byIncumbent
Preceded byBenjamin Mkapa
Chairperson of the African Union
In office31 January 2008 - 2 February 2009
Succeeded byMuammar al-Gaddafi
Preceded byJohn Kufuor
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
In officeDecember 1995 - 21 December 2005
PresidentBenjamin Mkapa
Succeeded byAsha-Rose Migiro
Minister of Finance
In office1994 - 1995
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
Succeeded byBasil Mramba

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Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born October 7, 1950) is the 4th and current President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Kikwete was born in Msoga, Bagamoyo District, Tanganyika in present day Tanzania. Kikwete was also the Chairperson of the African Union from 31 January 2008 to 2 February 2009.

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