In Tanzania, two history-making officials meet as Kamala Harris highlights women’s leadership

The vice president of the United States and the president of Tanzania greeted each other Thursday for the first time on the African continent as the most powerful Black women in their respective countries. 

Both Kamala Harris and Samia Suluhu Hassan are historic firsts, and Hassan is currently the only woman leader who is an official head of government in all of Africa’s 54 countries. 

Harris was welcomed to the State House on Thursday afternoon, and the two shared a warm greeting before she signed a guest book. A large sign at the entrance declared “Karibu,” which means “welcome” in Swahili. The two women leaders then each issued press statements. 

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