President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania

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Kikwete has managed to distance himself from allegations of corruption that have dogged other members of the variouse cabinets in which he has served.
Tanzania's new President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has been sworn in after winning 80% of the votes in elections last week.
An opposition candidate filed a suit on Monday claiming electoral fraud but Mr Kikwete said he was confident there was no foul play.
Despite the legal challenge by Labour Party candidate Augustine Mrema, National Electoral Commission head Lewis Makame declared on Tuesday that Mr Kikwete had won the election and would become Tanzania's next president.
President Kikwete is on a three-day visit to the United States at the invitation of President George Bush.
Kikwete has inherited a country that is free from debt as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have approved Tanzania as qualifying for total debt cancellation.
Jakaya Kikwete has had the advantage of working within the ruling party (CCM) and government machinery of his predecessors and thus he is well acquinted with what good governance is all about.
Promote sports, cultural activities and other forms of entertainment.
is one of the youngest leaders in East and Southern Africa.
Kikwete was born in Msoga, BagamoyoBagamoyo The town of Bagamoyo is the oldest town in Tanzania, founded by the end of the 18th century.
Kikwete was born in Msonga, Bagamoyo District, Tanzania or as it was then known, Tanganyika.
Kikwete is also the Chairperson of the African Union.
President Kikwete is a keen sportsman having played basketball competitively in school.
From 1984 to 1986, Kikwete was Chief Political Instructor and Political Commissar at the Military Academy.
When TANU and the Zanzibar’s Afro-Shirazi Party (ASP) merged to form CCM in 1977, Kikwete was moved to Zanzibar and assigned the task of setting-up the new party’s organisation and administration in the Islands.
Kikwete was also deeply involved in the process of rebuilding regional integration in East Africa.
Kikwete is new AU chairman", Reuters (IOL), January 31, 2008.
At the event, President Kikwete discussed business and investment opportunities in Tanzania, the overall health and stability of the country and its growing importance in the region.
Magazine article from: New African; 2/1/2006; document.
President Kikwete is on a three-day visit to the.
The preliminary results showed Kikwete had won over 80% of the presidential.
a threat," Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said during talks with Premier.
HE President Jakaya Mrisho KikwetePresidentUnited Republic of TanzaniaPresident Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is a Tanzanian politician and current President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has been in public service for more than 30 years.
Kikwete is a long-time Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) cadre who has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the past decade.
Kikwete was born in Msoga, Bagamoyo District, Tanganyika.
Kikwete was given a guided tour of major KIST achievements that had been displayed.
Addressing the audience that comprised of American businessmen, students and academic staff at the University of St Thomas, President Kikwete described his country as one that was at peace with itself and its neighbors and was the perfect gateway to six land-locked countries in Eastern and Central Africa.
President Kikwete was accompanied by his wife Salma Kikwete, a big delegation of business executives from Tanzania as well as a few parliamentarians and cabinet ministers.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has urged Israel and Palestine to look for immediate ways to end the fighting that has so far killed hundreds of people in the region.
Kikwete said Resolute and Barrick are the only two to sign agreements so far, but other mining companies have been notified of the change.
Kikwete said that no further changes to royalty taxes are foreseen in the near future.
Related Topics:7 October - 1950 - Tanganyika - Foreign minister - Tanzania - 1995 - Benjamin Mkapa - Chama Cha Mapinduzi - General elections - 30 October~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Kikwete received his primary education at Msonga Primary School between 1958 and 1961; his middle school education at Lugoba School from 1962 up to 1965.
Kikwete was born is called Msoga and not Msonga as written above.
Kikwete had expected a Rwandan government delegation in Dar-es-Salaam yesterday, but there was no report of its arrival.
President Jakaya Kikwete has urged Israel and Palestine to look for immediate ways to stop the fighting, which so far has claimed over 700 lives and left more than 3,000 others injured.
Caption: Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was honoured by the Kenyatta University for his peace initiatives Kenyatta University on Friday awarded Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania.
President Jakaya Kikwete has called on Muslims to shun physical confrontations.
African Union chairman Jakaya Kikwete has proposed a structural adjustment of global oil prices as a control measure so as to avoid world economic turmoil.
Kikwete said he brought “with me a message of hope and optimism from Africa.
President Jakaya Kikwete has said increased investment in crop and.
African Union chairman Jakaya Kikwete has criticised Israel for.
President Jakaya Kikwete has expressed his disappointment over the Dar es Salaam City fathers` failure to put up proper strategies to beautify the country`s commercial hub.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete is currently serving as the rotating chairman of the African Union.
Kikwete was born in Msoga , Bagamoyo.
Jakaya Kikwete is East Africa’s blessing 2006-01-07 09:18:25 By JERRY OKUNGU.