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Vol 64 No 6

Published 16th March 2023


Samia builds her base and sets down markers

After a shaky start President Samia has imposed herself on ruling party and state alike and eased up on repression, but popularity eludes her so far

President Samia Suluhu Hassan astonished supporters and sceptics alike when she attended International Women's Day celebration on 8 March as a guest of Bawacha, the women's wing of the opposition Chadema party, in Moshi, one of its strongholds, to a rapturous welcome.

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