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Benjamin William Mkapa
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Mkapa in 2010
3rd President of Tanzania
In office
23 November 1995 – 21 December 2005
Vice President Omar Ali Juma (1995–2001)
Dr Ali Mohamad Shein (2001–05)
Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye
Preceded by Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Succeeded by Dr. Jakaya Kikwete
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
In office
President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Minister for Information and Broadcasting
In office
President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Personal details
Born (1938-11-12)12 November 1938
Ndanda, Masasi, Tanganyika
Died 24 July 2020(2020-07-24) (aged 81)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Other political
Spouse(s) Anna Mkapa
Children 3
Alma mater Makerere University (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
Profession Journalist, diplomat

Benjamin William Mkapa (November 12, 1938 – July 24, 2020) was a Tanzanian politician. He was the third President of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005. He was also Chairman of the Revolutionary State Political Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM).

Mkapa died on July 24, 2020 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the age of 81.

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