Minister Liberata Mulamula pictured with former President Jikaya Kiwete after she was honored as an Ambassador. (Picture captioned from article by Paul Owere, March 31 2021).
Former Ambassador Liberata Mulamula was named Foreign Minister of Tanzania on March 31, 2021 and became the second woman to hold the position in the country out of fifteen predecessors.
Her experience in diplomacy spans 35 years and saw her hold various positions; in Tanzania, she was the first Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region for Peace, Stability and Development (2006-2011) and Special Diplomatic Advisor to President Jikaya Kiwete (2012-2013). In the latter position, she oversaw the visits to Tanzania by several Heads of State including President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China. At Missions abroad, Minister Mulamula served in Canada, the United States and Mexico as Ambassador (2013-2015), and in New York at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations. In her Ambassadorial role to the U.S., she participated in preparations leading to the U.S.A. - Africa Summit on the Partnership for Economic Growth, successive AU Summit meetings, multilateral meetings including UN General Assembly sessions, and regional meetings on sustainable development and peace. Before her retirement in 2016, she was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She then taught at George Washington University's Elliott School as well as directed their Institute for African Studies. As a member of the Board of Advisors for Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy, Minister Mulamula has spoken to groups of our students, as well as advised students one-on-one, participated in events and networking opportunities, and provided guidance to the dean and the School.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mulamula holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and a Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St John’s University, New York. Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania.
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