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United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.


Our standard dataset contains 1,216 entities connected with United Republic of Tanzania. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in United Republic of Tanzania. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 942 entities identified as PEPs connected with United Republic of Tanzania.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, & Fisheries1--
Minister for Community Development, Gender, Women, & Special Groups1--
Minister for Culture, Arts, & Sports1--
Minister for Defense1--
Minister for Education, Science, & Technology1--
Minister for Energy111
Minister for Finance & Planning1--
Minister for Foreign Affairs & East African Cooperation1--
Minister for Health13-
Minister for Information & Communications Technology1--
Minister for Investment, Industry, & Trade1--
Minister for Land, Housing, & Human Settlements Development12-
Minister for Livestock & Fisheries11-
Minister for Minerals22-
Minister for Natural Resources & Tourism12-
Minister for Water1--
Minister for Works1--
Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs18-
Minister of Home Affairs131
Minister of State in the President's Office (without portfolio)1--
Minister of State in the President's Office for Labor, Economic Affairs, & Investment1--
Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management & Good Governance1--
Minister of State in the President's Office for Regional Administration & Local Government1--
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Labor, Youth, Employment, & Persons With Disability1--
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, & Coordination1--
Minister of State in the Vice President's Office for Union & Environment1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-647230
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Bank of Tanzania-1-
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Tanzania-21
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Tanzania-397191
Minister of Finance-26
Minister of Agriculture-43
Minister of Defence of Tanzania-61
Minister of Foreign Affairs-7-
Minister of Industry and Trade-5-
Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports-5-
Minister of State in the President's Office-41
Minister of Internal Affairs of Tanzania-13
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office-31
Minister of Water and Irrigation-13
President of Tanzania-31
Prime Minister of Tanzania-31
Vice President of Tanzania-31
First Lady of Tanzania-3-
Minister of Communication, Science and Technology-21
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment-21
Minister of Works, Transport and Communications-3-
Attorney General of Tanzania-11
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training-11
President of Zanzibar11-
Attorney General1--
Commissioner for the Arusha Region--1
Commissioner for the Kigoma Region--1
Commissioner for the Kilimanjaro Region-1-
Commissioner for the Lindi Region--1
Commissioner for the Mara Region--1
Commissioner for the Morogoro Region--1
Commissioner for the Tabora Region--1
Minister of Community Development and Gender--1
Minister of Energy and Minerals-1-
Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office--1
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Developments-1-
Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...