A gender perspective to public health is essential to human rights and safety in crises situations.
Hassan, like Magufuli before her, has taken office without her own political base and will also have to contend with revived factional manoeuvring.
Hassan may prove the right sort of politician to usher in a new era of bipartisan politics, less populist and authoritarian and more collegial.
The legitimacy of SWAPO, the former liberation movement that has governed since 1990, has been eroded amid growing corruption and a deepening economic crisis.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been described as compassionate, rational and calm – attributes that are a far departure from her former boss.
The president leaves behind a legacy of extremes, on the one hand, a leader who wanted to create a better country for his people, and on the other, a ruthless authoritarian.
He came into office with a reputation for making broken systems work, but as he began his second presidential term John Magufuli became known as a ruthless and ambitious authoritarian.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the first woman and the first African director general of the World Trade Organisation is a win for women globally.
Giving money to support local production of COVID-19 vaccines is a step in the right direction if it will help in resuscitating Nigeria’s vaccine production laboratory.