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List of famous politicians from Tanzania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Tanzania politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Tanzania politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Tanzania and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Tanzania, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different politicians, including Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Ali Mohamed Shein.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Tanzania in order to get more information about each one.

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Ali Hassan Mwinyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Ali Hassan Mwinyi age 93 Ali Hassan Mwinyi is a Tanzanian politician. He was the second President of the United Republic of Tanzania from 1985 to 1995. Previous posts include Interior Minister and Vice President. He ...more

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Ali Mohamed Shein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Ali Mohamed Shein age 70 Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein is the 7th President of Zanzibar, in office since 2010. He was previously Vice President of Tanzania from 2001 to 2010. Shein is originally from the island of Pemba, and he ...more

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Amani Abeid Karume is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Amani Abeid Karume Died at 24 (1948-1972) Amani Abeid Karume is a former president of Zanzibar. He held the office from 8 November 2000 to 3 November 2010. He is the son of Zanzibar's first president, Abeid Amani Karume and a member of ...more

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Andrew Faulds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Died at 77 (1923-2000) Andrew Matthew William Faulds was a British actor and politician.

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Asha-Rose Migiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
age 62 Asha-Rose Mtengeti Migiro is a Tanzanian lawyer and politician. She was appointed as the Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa of the United Nations Secretary-General on 13 July 2012. Previously, ...more

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Benjamin Mkapa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
age 80 Benjamin William Mkapa was the third President of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005. He was also Chairman of the Revolutionary State Party.

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Bernard Membe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Bernard Membe age 65 Bernard Kamillius Membe is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Mtama constituency. He is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Cleopa Msuya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Cleopa Msuya age 87 Cleopa David Msuya was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 7 November 1980 to 24 February 1983 and again from 7 December 1994 to 28 November 1995. Msuya was born in Chomvu, Usangi, in the Mwanga ...more

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Edward Lowassa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Edward Lowassa age 65 Edward Ngoyai Lowassa is a Tanzanian politician who was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 2005 to 2008, serving under President Jakaya Kikwete.

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Edward Sokoine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Edward Sokoine Died at 46 (1938-1984) Edward Moringe Sokoine was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 13 February 1977 to 7 November 1980 and again from 24 February 1983 to 12 April 1984. Edward Moringe Sokoine had a developmental ...more

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Frederick Sumaye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Frederick Sumaye age 68 Frederick Tluway Sumaye is a Tanzanian politician who was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 28 November 1995 to 30 December 2005. After leaving office, in 2006 he enrolled for a year as a ...more

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Frederick Werema is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Frederick Werema age 64 Frederick Mwita Werema served as Attorney General of Tanzania from 2009 until his resignation in 2014. Before his appointment Werema was High Court of Tanzania Judge in the Commercial Division.

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Freeman Mbowe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Freeman Mbowe age 57 Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe is a Tanzanian politician and chairman of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo. Mbowe was elected to the National Assembly in 2000 representing Hai Constituency. He won 64.5% ...more

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Gertrude Mongella is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Gertrude Mongella age 73 Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella is a Tanzanian politician and the first president of the Pan-African Parliament.

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Ibrahim Lipumba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Ibrahim Lipumba age 66 Professor Ibrahim Haruna Lipumba is a Tanzanian economist, politician and Chairman of the Civic United Front party.

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Idris Abdul Wakil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Idris Abdul Wakil Died at 75 (1925-2000) Idris Abdul Wakil was the President of Zanzibar from 24 October 1985 to 25 October 1990.

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Jakaya Kikwete is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Jakaya Kikwete age 68 Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is the fourth President of Tanzania, in office since 2005. Prior to his election as President, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2005 under his ...more

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John Malecela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
John Malecela age 84 John Samuel Malecela in Bugiri Dodoma, was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 1990-11-09–1994-12-07. He served as the vice-chairman of the CCM from 1995 to 2007, and a member of the CCM Central ...more

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Joseph Warioba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Joseph Warioba age 78 Joseph Sinde Warioba served as Prime Minister of Tanzania from 1985 to 1990. Furthermore, he served concurrently as the country's vice president. He is currently a judge on the East African ...more

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Julius Nyerere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Died at 77 (1922-1999) Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a Tanzanian politician who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985. Born in Tanganyika to Nyerere Burito, ...more

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Juma Mwapachu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Juma Mwapachu age 76 Juma Volter Mwapachu is a Tanzanian politician and former Secretary General of the East African Community. He replaced Amanya Mushega of Uganda who completed his five-year term on March 24,

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Mizengo Pinda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Mizengo Pinda age 70 Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda is a Tanzanian CCM politician who has been Prime Minister of Tanzania since 2008. He has also served as a Member of Parliament since 2000.

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Mohamed Gharib Bilal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Mohamed Gharib Bilal age 73 Mohamed Gharib Bilal is a Tanzanian politician who was Chief Minister of Zanzibar from October 1995 to 15 November 2000. He has been Vice President of Tanzania since 2010. He is a nuclear ...more

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Rashidi Kawawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Rashidi Kawawa Died at 83 (1926-2009) Rashidi Mfaume Kawawa was the Prime Minister of Tanganyika in 1962 and of Tanzania in 1972 to 1977. He was the effective ruler of the country from January to December 1972 while Julius Nyerere ...more

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Salim Ahmed Salim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
age 76 Salim Ahmed Salim is a Tanzanian diplomat who has worked in the international diplomatic arena since the early 1960s. Salim is married to Amne and they have three children: Maryam, Ali and

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Seif Sharif Hamad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Tanzania
Seif Sharif Hamad age 75 Seif Sharif Hamad is a Zanzibari politician. He is the secretary-general of the opposition Civic United Front party and first vice president of Zanzibar.