4th and current President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Prior to his election in 2005, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for ten years under his predecessor. He has also served as the Chairpersonof the African Union in 2008/09 and the Chairman of the Southern African Development Community Troika on Peace, Defence and Security in 2012/13.
Leadership and political career
Honours and awards
|Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa (Grand Master)||Uganda||2007|||
|Order of the Green Crescent of the Comoros||Comoros||2009|||
|Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud||Saudi Arabia||2009|||
|Order of Excellence||Jamaica||2009|||
|Order of Oman (First Class)||Oman||2012|||
- Sullivan Honor
- 2007: The AAI African National Achievement Award (on behalf of Tanzania).
- 2009: US Doctors for Africa Award.
- 2011: Social Good Award from the United Nations Foundation
- 2011: South-South Award for Global Health, Technology and Development
- 2012: FANRPAN Policy Leadership Award from the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network.
- 2013: Africa's Most Impactful Leader of the Year
|University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)||United States||Honorary Doctor of Law||2006|||
|Kenyatta University||Kenya||Doctor of Humane Letters||2008|||
|Fatih University||Turkey||Doctorate in International Relations||2010|||
|Muhimbili University||Tanzania||Doctor of Public Health (Honoris Causa)||2010|||
|University of Dodoma||Tanzania||Honoris Causa||2010|||
|University of Dar es Salaam||Tanzania||Honorary Doctor of Law||2011|||
|University of Guelph||Canada||Honorary Doctor of Law||2013|||