Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzanian politician and former president
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Benjamin William Mkapa (born November 12, 1938) is a Tanzanian former politician was the third President of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005.[1] He was also Chairman of the Revolutionary State Political Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM).

Benjamin William Mkapa
Benjamin William Mkapa - World Economic Forum on Africa 2010 - 3.jpg
Mkapa in 2010
3rd President of Tanzania
In office
23 November 1995 – 21 December 2005
Vice PresidentOmar Ali Juma (1995–2001)
Dr Ali Mohamad Shein (2001–05)
Prime MinisterFrederick Sumaye
Preceded byAli Hassan Mwinyi
Succeeded byDr. Jakaya Kikwete
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
In office
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
Minister for Information and Broadcasting
In office
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
Personal details
Born (1938-11-12) 12 November 1938 (age 81)
Ndanda, Masasi, Tanganyika
Political partyCCM
Other political
Spouse(s)Anna Mkapa
Alma materMakerere University (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
ProfessionJournalist, diplomat


  1. "His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa" Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Board of Trustees, AKU University, retrieved 19-10-2009