12 Things You Didn’t Know About Tanzanian Presidential Hopeful January Makamba

Written by Keren Mikva

He returned to Tanzania and joined the Foreign Ministry

After completing his studies in the U.S., Makamba returned to Tanzania in 2004 where he joined the Foreign Ministry as a foreign services officer. It was at this time he was introduced to Jakaya Kikwete, then foreign minister, who went on to win the presidency in 2005. Makamba joined the campaign team in its early days, after which he was appointed as an aide to the president following Kikwete’s landslide victory.