Pictures and few facts of the little known Tanzania first gentleman, Hafidh Ameir.
Newly sworn-in Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan has been thrown into the limelight following the death of her boss John Pombe Magufuli on Wednesday, March 17.
Suluhu made history when she took an oath of office on Friday, March 19, becoming the first Tanzanian female head of state in the process.
The soft-spoken politician was born in January 1960 in Zanzibar and got married to Hafidh Ameir in 1978.
Ameir is an agricultural academic and the intellectual who has become the first gentleman has been keeping a low profile and has rarely been seen in public with his wife.
Ameir and Suluhu are blessed with four children. Their daughter, Mwanu Hafidh Ameir, emulated her mother and ventured into politics and currently serves as a member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives.