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Samia Suluhu Hassan Becomes Tanzania's First Woman President

Samia Suluhu Hassan's historic appointment as the country's first woman president comes after the death of Tanzania's former president, John Magufuli, who passed away last week.

Samia Suluhu Hassan made history this past Friday as she became the first ever woman president of Tanzania. Her appointment follows her previous role as Vice President (from 2015) to the now late President John Magufuli. The statesman passed away last week due to alleged heart conditions despite rampant speculation that he succumbed to COVID-19. Hassan, who is 61-years-old, has urged the East African country to unite and "avoid pointing fingers" with regards to Magufuli's death.
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'The African Lookbook' is 100 Years' Worth of African Women's Global Influence

Catherine E. McKinley's 'The African Lookbook' documents 100 years of African women in front of and behind the camera as well as Africa's unmistakable, yet often trivialised, influence on fashion as we know it today.