Kwa mara ya kwanza katika historia ya Tanzania Mhe. Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad alichaguliwa kuwa Makamu wa Rais wa Zanzibar mwaka 2010 hadi 2015 .Maalim Seif Hamad anajulikana kama katibu mkuu wa chama cha upinzani cha Civic United Front (CUF)  na Makamu wa kwanza wa Rais wa Zanzibar. 

Alizaliwa  Oktoba 22, 1943 katika kijiji  cha Nyali, Mtapwe  Pemba.Hamad alipata elimu ya msingi  katika  shule ya msingi Uondwe na shule ya wavulana Wete, Pemba mwaka 1950-1957 . Aliendelea na elimu  ya Sekondari  katika Shule ya Sekondari ya  King George VI Memorial,  Zanzibar Town mwaka 1958-1961. Hamad alihudhuria elimu ya kidato cha tano na sita  katika shule hiyo hiyo  mwaka 1962-1963.

Baada ya kumaliza elimu ya sekondari  Desemba  1963, kwa kipindi cha miaka tisa (1964-1972) alizuiwa kujiunga na elimu ya juu ya chuo kikuu kwa sababu alikuwa miongoni mwa watu waliotakiwa kujaza moja ya nafasi za kazi katika utumishi wa umma uliosababishwa na kuondoka kwa wingi wa maofisa wa Uingereza mwaka 1964 baada ya kutakiwa kufanya hivyo na serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar.Alipewa nafasi ya kufundisha katika shule za sekondari  kabla ya kujiunga na Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam mwaka 1972-1975, na kufuzu vizuri katika Stashahada ya Sayansi ya Siasa, Utawala wa Umma na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa.

Mwaka  1977-1980 Hamad alikua Mbunge wa Baraza la Mapinduzi  Zanzibar na  Waziri wa Elimu , mwanachama mwanzilishi wa Baraza la Wawakilishi Zanzibar ( 1980-1989 ) na Mbunge wa Tanzania (1977) , Mjumbe wa Kamati Kuu na Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa ya Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) -  Chama Tawala cha Tanzania mwaka  ( 1977-1987 ) , Mkuu wa Kiuchumi na Idara ya Mipango ya CCM ( 1982-1987 ) na Waziri Kiongozi wa Zanzibar (6 February 1984-22 Januari 1988) Baada ya migogoro na viongozi wa Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) alifukuzwa kutoka chama hicho. Januari 1988 alitolewa kutoka Baraza la Mapinduzi na kama Waziri Kiongozi wa Zanzibar. Mei 1989 alikamatwa na kufikishwa mahakamani kwa  madai ya kisiasa na kudaiwa kukutwa na nyaraka za siri za serikali. Mwaka 1989-1991 Alifungwa katika  gereza kuu la Zanzibar kama mfungwa wa dhamiri.

Tanzania ilipopitisha mfumo wa vyama vingi vya siasa mwaka 1992, Hamad pamoja na wanachama wengine wa zamani wa CCM walianzisha chama cha CUF (Civic United Front) . Uchaguzi wa kwanza wa vyama vingi ulifanyika mwaka 1995 na Maalim Seif  Hamad alikuwa mgombea Urais wa Zanzibar kupitia  chama cha CUF. Mgombea wa CCM Salmin Amour alishinda uchaguzi kwa kumpita kwa kura chache Maalim. Waangalizi walibainisha dosari kubwa katika uchaguzi huo na wanachama wa CUF hawakukubaliana na matokeo kwa madai ya kuibiwa kura.

Katika uchaguzi wa mwaka 2000 Maalim Seif Hamad aligombea tena Urais wa Zanzibar kupitia chama cha CUF na  kushindwa tena  na mgombea wa CCM Amani Abeid Karume  . Timu ya Jumuiya ya Madola ilieleza uchaguzi huo kama  ‘umesambaratika '

Aprili  2000, alikamatwa na kushtakiwa kwa madai ya  kushambulia kikosi cha polisi na kuiba silaha, Novemba 2003 Mahakama  ya Hakimu Mkazi Zanzibar walitupilia mbali mashtaka hayo.Katika uchaguzi wa mwaka 2005,kwa mujibu wa matokeo rasmi, Hamad alishindwa tena uchaguzi na Mgombea wa CCM Amani Abeid Karume ambaye alitangazwa mshindi wa Urais. CUF walikataa kumtambua Karume kama Rais. Waangalizi wa kimataifa, kama vile Jumuiya ya Madola, na National Democratic Institute  walibainisha wasiwasi mkubwa wa uadilifu wa uchaguzi huo, na Marekani kugomea sherehe za kuapishwa Kwa Abeid Karume kama Rais.

Tarehe 31 Oktoba 2010, Watanzania walipiga kura kumchagua Rais wa Tanzania na Zanzibar na Hamad aligombea, pamoja na Dk Ali Mohamed Shein wa chama tawala CCM ambaye alitangazwa kuwa mshindi  Novemba 2010.Hamadi alitangazwa kuwa  Makamu wa Rais wa kwanza Zanzibar wakati Dk Shein aliapishwa kama Rais mpya wa Zanzibar.

Mheshimiwa Mfaume Rashid kawawa ni Makamu wa Rais wa Tanzania aliyeongoza kwa muda mrefu tangu mwaka 1964 hadi 1977. Jumla ya kipindi chake alichoongoza kama Makamu wa Rais ni miaka 13 ambayo haijawahi kufikiwa na Makamu Rais yoyote wa awali au wengine waliomfuatia baada ya kustaafu. Hii imefanya kutambulika kama Makamu wa Rais aliyeongoza kwa muda mrefu zaidi katika historia ya Tanzania.

Kawawa alizaliwa Mei 27, 1926 katika kijiji cha Matepwende wilaya ya  Songea, Tanganyika  kwa sasa inajulikana kama Tanzania.Baada ya kumaliza elimu ya msingi alipata elimu ya sekondari katika shule ya serikali ya Tabora  (Tabora Government Secondary School )aliyosoma mwalimu Julius Kambarage  Nyerere kiongozi aliyepigania uhuru wa Tanganyika,  Baada ya kustaafu kwake Kawawa alibakia nyuma ya pazia katika ushawishi wa siasa. Alifariki Desemba 31, 2009  Dar es Salaam akiwa na umri wa miaka 83. 

Rashid Kawawa alitumikia katika ofisi kadhaa za kisiasa  Tanganyika na baadaye Tanzania kwa karibu nusu karne kama ifuatavyo:

Mwaka 1960, aliteuliwa kuwa Makamu wa Rais wa TANU,

Kati ya Januari 22, 1962 na Desemba 9, 1962, Rashid Kawawa alikuwa Waziri Mkuu wa Tanganyika,

Desemba 9, 1962 Tanganyika ikawa jamuhuri na Rashid Kawawa aliteuliwa  kuwa  Makamu wa kwanza wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Tanganyika,

 Mwaka 1964 baada ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar (Tanzania) , Kawawa aliteuliwa kuwa  Makamu wa pili wa Rais wa Tanzania na kuwa  msaidizi  mkuu wa Nyerere  katika  masuala ya bara na kama kiongozi wa Bunge.

Rashid Kawawa alikuwa pia Mbunge katika Bunge la Tanganyika na Tanzania kwa miaka mingi.

Rashid Kawawa alijitoa serikalini mwaka 1985 na mwaka 1994 alitangaza kustaafu siasa. 

Mwaka 1994, alitangaza kustaafu kwenye siasa.

Alipokuwa Waziri Mkuu na Makamu wa Rais, Rashid Kawawa alihimiza  kukuzwa kwa Kiswahili kama njia mojawapo ya mawasiliano nchini Tanzania. Hii imesaidia kuungana zaidi ya makundi 120 ya kikabila. Mapema baada ya uhuru kama Waziri Mkuu, Rashid Kawawa, alitangaza  Kiswahili  kuwa lugha ya taifa kutumiwa katika kazi za serikali na umma na pia  katika Bunge  na Kiingereza kuwa lugha ya pili

Mwaka 2007 Rashid Kawawa  alitambuliwa na Chuo Kikuu cha Massachusetts Dartmouth  kama mpiganaji mkubwa  wa uhuru, usawa na haki barani Afrika. Alitunukiwa tuzo ya  Drum Major Award, tuzo ya kumbukumbu ya urithi wa Dk Martin Luther King Jr. - anayejulikana  kama  mmarekani mweusi  mpiganaji  wa usawa na haki nchini Marekani.

Fatuma binti Baraka maarufu kama Bi Kidude ni msanii mkongwe na mahiri sana katika fani ya muziki wa mwambao ambao hujulikana kwa jina la taarabu. Muziki huu ambao ni mchanganyiko wa wa muziki kutoka nchi za kiarabu na vionjo vya muziki wa kiafrika umekita sana katika mwambao wa Afrika Mashariki yaani Zanzibar, Lamu, Mombasa na kwingineko.Bi Kidude  alifariki mwaka 2013 huko Bububu visiwani Zanzibar. Mwaka aliozaliwa haujulikani ila alikisiwa kuwa na miaka 102, alizaliwa katika kijiji cha Mfagimarigo Zanzibar katika familia ya watoto saba.Baba yake alikuwa mfanyabiashara wa nazi zao ambalo ni la kutumainiwa sana Zanzibar. Bi Kidude hakufahamu tarehe halisi aliyozaliwa.Alichojua na kwamba alizaliwa kipindi rupia ikitumika kama fedha na alikua na uhakika ni kabla ya vita vya kwanza vya dunia.Wataalamu wa mahesabu walipiga hesabu baada ya kupata taarifa hizo na kumkabidhi miaka yake kuwa ni zaidi ya miaka 90.

Bi Kidude anasema alijifunza uimbaji kutoka kwa msanii mkongwe aliyetamba sana enzi hizo Sitti binti Saad akiwa na umri wa miaka kumi.Wageni kutoka sehemu mbalimbali walikuwa wakifika Zanzibar kumwona Sitti. Bi Kidude na Sitti walikuwa wako karibu,Bi Kidude alikuwa akiwapeleka wageni wale nyumbani kwa Bi Sitti ambapo bi Sitti alikuwa akiwaimbia wale wageni na yeye huku nje alikuwa akimsikiliza kwa makini na kumfuatiza jinsi alivyokuwa akiimba. Aliendelea hivyo hadi akawa mahiri sana katika uimbaji.

Bi Kidude alitoroka nyumbani kwao Zanzibar alipokuwa na miaka 13 na kukimbilia Tanzania Bara baada ya kulazimishwa kuolewa. Alipokuwa kigoli wa kutosha kuolewa, aliolewa ingawa ndoa hiyo haikudumu kutokana na manyanyaso aliyokua akiyapata, hivyo aliamua kukimbilia Misri ikiwa ni miaka ya 1930,huko aling'ara sana katika fani yake ya uimbaji na uchezaji ngoma.Miaka ya 1940 aliamua kurudi nyumbani Zanzibar ambapo aliendelea na shughuli zake za uimbaji.

Mbali na uimbaji Bi Kidude alikuwa anajishughulisha na biashara ya wanja na hina ambavyo alikuwa anavitengeneza yeye mwenyewe, pia alikuwa mtaalamu wa matibabu kwa dawa za mitishamba na alikuwa mwalimu wa Unyago, na kati ya wanafunzi aliowahi kuwawapa mafunzo ya unyago hakuna aliyewahi kupata talaka.Bi Kidude hakuweza kufanikiwa kuwa na ndoa iliyodumu pamoja na kuwa mwalimu mzuri katika mambo ya unyago na kuwafundisha mabinti namna ya kuishi na waume zao, kwani hadi mauti inamfika hakuwa anaishi na mume.

Bi Kidude alikulia katika mazingira na utamaduni awa kiarabu ambapo mwanamke anatakiwa wakati wote akiwa hadharani ajifunike lakini aliona kwamba ni sheria za kitamaduni kutoka Uarabuni hivyo aliamua kuondoa hijabu mwilni mwake, akavaa kama Mtanzania.Aliendelea kuvunja miiko mingine kwa kunywa pombe na kuvuta sigara jambo ambalo si la kawaida kwa wanawake wa Zanzibar.

Katika nchi alizowahi kutembelea ni pamoja na Oman,Hispania,Ujerumani,Uingereza na Ufuransa.Alipata tuzo mbalimbali ambazo ni pamoja na ile ya Tamasha la Filamu la Nchi za Jahazi (ZIFF) mwaka 1999 tuzo za maisha na mwaka 2005 tuzo za WOMAX ilienda kwake. Nyimbo alizowahi kuimba ni pamoja na Muhogo wa Jang'ome, Sikitiko, Juhudi za Wasiojiweza, Kijiti, Jua Toka, Ukichukua, Ya Laiti na alikuwa akiimba kiswahili na kiarabu. Hakuwahi kupata elimu nyingine zaindi ya Kurani.

Wanamuziki wengi hapa nchini na watanzania kwa ujumla wanajivunia kuwa na mtu kama huyu aliyeweza kuonyesha uwezo wa kipaji chake kwa kuimba hadi akiwa mzee wa miaka mia na moja jambo ambalo wanamuziki wachache hapa duniani wamewahi kufanya hivyo. "Ya laiti" ni wimbo aliouimba miaka michache kabla ya kifo chake.

The Longest Serving President

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian statesman who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.[2]

Born in Tanganyika to Nyerere Burito (1860–1942), Chief of the Zanaki,[3] Nyerere was known by the Swahili honorificMwalimu or 'teacher', his profession prior to politics.[4] He was also referred to as Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation).[5] Nyerere received his higher education at Makerere University in Kampala and the University of Edinburgh. After he returned to Tanganyika, he worked as a teacher. In 1954, he helped form the Tanganyika African National Union.

When Tanganyika was granted responsible government in 1960, Nyerere became Chief Minister. He led Tanganyika to independence a year later and became the new country's first Prime Minister. The country became a republic in 1962, with Nyerere as the country's first president. During the first years, Nyerere created a single-party system and used "preventive detention" to eliminate trade unions and opposition political forces. In 1964, Tanganyika united politically with Zanzibar and was renamed Tanzania, with Nyerere as president of the unified country.[6] He was the sole candidate for president in the unified country's first election, in 1965, and was reelected unopposed every five years until his retirement in 1985.

In 1967, influenced by the ideas of African socialism, Nyerere issued the Arusha Declaration, which outlined his vision of ujamaa (variously translated as "familyhood" or "socialism"; not to be confused with the Swahili word Umoja which means "unity"). Ujamaa was a concept that came to dominate Nyerere's policies. However, his policies led to economic decline, systematic corruption, and unavailability of goods. In the early 1970s, Nyerere ordered his security forces to forcibly transfer much of the population to collective farms and, because of opposition from villagers, often burned villages down. This campaign pushed the nation to the brink of starvation and made it dependent on foreign food aid.

In 1985, after more than two decades in power, he relinquished power to his hand-picked successor, Ali Hassan Mwinyi. Nyerere left Tanzania as one of the poorest, least developed, and most foreign aid-dependent countries in the world,[7] although much progress in services such as health and education had nevertheless been achieved.[8] As such, Julius Nyerere is still a controversial figure in Tanzania. He remained the chairman of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi for another five years until 1990. He died of leukemia in London in 1999.

Frederick Tluway Sumaye (born 1950) is a Tanzanian politician who was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 28 November 1995 to 30 December 2005.

As a member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Sumaye was Member of Parliament for HanangConstituency from 1983 to 2005 and served in the Cabinet as Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives. He was Prime Minister from 1995 to 2005.[1]

After leaving office, Sumaye was Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization;[1]subsequently, in 2006, he enrolled for a year as a mid-career student in the Edward S. Mason Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, earning a Master of Public Administration.[2]

Sumaye unsuccessfully sought the ruling CCM's nomination as its presidential candidate in 2015. He joined the opposition movement UKAWA on 22 August 2015. In a speech he gave, Sumaye said he was joining the opposition in order to strengthen

The Longest Serving Speaker

Adam Sapi Mkwawa is the record breaker for his longest serving speaker, where he was appointed by the father of the nation the late Julius Kambarage Nyerere who was the president at tha time in 1964 up to 1973 and again elected in 1975 up to 1994 which makes the total of 28 years of serving the government as a speaker. This record has not broken by any other speaker to this moment.

He was born in Iringa and he died in 1999 after being sick for a long time.

Baraka Tolu is said to be the tallest man in Tanzania, and he would like to follow the footsteps of his fellow countryman Hashim Thabeet and become a professional basketball player. Tolu means 'Tall' in Tanzania and is a nickname given to him.

Wilfred Moshi is first Tanzanian to summit Everest!. I couldn’t sleep much due to all exhilaration of summiting world’s highest peak. I was speaking to my wife it was around 11.45pm.

I am resting and trying to write a little bit to just catch up with whatever I can remember now after all what happened. After I have summitted Everest I have become so emotional, I can’t believe I did it! From not being able to raise enough funds until the last minutes to being given the go ahead to be part of the group. I still can’t believe it.

Well I am packed, my knee is feeling ok and so I am ready to start walking down tomorrow (23 May). It will take 3 days to get to Lukla and hope we will be lucky to get first flight next morning to go to Kathmandu.

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