Ali Mohamed Shein

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Ali Mohamed Shein
7th President of Zanzibar
In office
3 November 2010 – 3 November 2020
Vice PresidentsSeif Sharif Hamad (First)
Seif Ali lddi (Second)
Preceded byAmani Abeid Karume
Succeeded byHussein Mwinyi
8th Vice President of Tanzania
In office
13 July 2001 – 3 November 2010
PresidentBenjamin Mkapa
Preceded byOmar Ali Juma
Succeeded byMohamed Gharib Bilal
Personal details
Born (1948-03-13) 13 March 1948 (age 76)
Chokocho, Pemba, Zanzibar
Political partyCCM
SpouseMwanamwema Shein
ResidenceZanzibar State House (former)
EducationLumumba Secondary School
Alma materOdesa University (MSc)
Newcastle University Medical School (PhD)
ProfessionMedical doctor

Ali Mohamed Shein (born 13 March 1948) was the 7th President of Zanzibar,[1] from 2010 to 2020. He was previously Vice President of Tanzania from 2001 to 2010. Shein is originally from the island of Pemba, and he is a member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. He is a medical doctor by profession.

Political career[edit]

Shein was appointed by the President of Zanzibar to be a Member of the House of Representatives on 29 October 1995. He was then appointed Deputy Minister of Health on 12 November 1995. From 6 November 2000, he was a Member of the House of Representatives at Mkanyageni Constituency in Zanzibar before being appointed to be a Minister of State, President's Office, Constitution, and Good Governance in Zanzibar on 22 November 2000, and Vice President of Tanzania in July 2001.[2]

Shein has been nominated by the ruling party CCM on 9 July 2010 as a presidential candidate for CCM in Zanzibar. Shein got 117 votes while Bilali and Shamsi Vuai Nahodha got 54 and 33 respectively and was elected a new president of Zanzibar and the only one from Pemba Island by 50.1% on 31 October 2010.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

Honorary degrees
  • College of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (COPECSA), September 2014[4][5]


  1. ^ "Home". Archived from the original on 23 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Mushi, Deogratias (2 November 2010). "Tanzania: Isles Picks Shein for President". Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam). Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Shein honoured for health contribution". Daily News. 27 September 2014. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Dk. Shein akabidhiwa Digrii ya heshima ya Copecsa". Ikulu Zanzibar. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.

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