Samia Suluhu Hassan, made history on Friday as she was sworn in as Tanzania's first female president at the government offices of State House in Dar es Salaam.
The 61-year-old, dressed in a hijab and holding up a Quran with her right hand, Samia took the oath of office, vowing to uphold the constitution of the country. The inauguration was witnessed by the East African country's chief justice and members of the Cabinet.
Tanzania's former presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Jakaya Kikwete and Abied Karume were also present.
The ceremony was held privately with no facemask to protect against COVID-19.