Ali Mohamed Shein Biography - Early Life, Career, Politics and More

Ali Shein Biography – Early Life, Career, Politics and More

While in office from 2010 to 2020, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein (born on the 13th of March, 1948) was Zanzibar‘s 7th President. From 2001 to 2010, he also served as the Vice President of Tanzania, although he is professionally a Doctor. Ali Shein is a native of Pemba Island and a member of the ruling party Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).

Dr Ali Mohammed Shein Profile – Life and Work.

Ali Shein graduated from Lumumba College in Zanzibar. From 1969 to 1970, he was a member of the Preparatory Faculty of Voronezh State University, the Soviet Union for Form Five and Six education, before taking a bachelor’s degree from 1970 to 1975 at the University of Odesa United States. of the Soviet Union. In 1984, Ali Shein graduated with a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Medical Science from Newcastle University Medical School in England, specializing in “Inherited Diseases.” In 1995, Ali Shein graduated from a course on HIV/Aids as experience by developing countries at the University of East Anglia.

From May to September 1969, Ali Shein was employed as a clerk for the Ministry of Education and Assistant Secretary-General. From 1976 to 1984, he was appointed by the Ministry of Health as the Head of the Department of Human Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment. From 1989 to 1991, Ali Shein served as a human pathology specialist while also being head of the medical unit. From November 1991 to July 1995, he was Project Manager for the AIDS Prevention department in the Ministry of Health. He also served as an Adviser to the Laboratory and Screening Services of the Ministry of Health.

On the 29th of October 1995, Ali Shein was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives by the President of Zanzibar. On the 12th of November in the same year, he was also elected as the Deputy Minister of Health. He was elected as a Representative to the House of Representative at Mkanyageni Constituency in Zanzibar on the 5th of November 2000. After that, on the 22nd of November 2000, Ali Shein was elected as a Minister of State to the President, Constitution, and Good Governance. In July 2001, his career as the Vice President of Tanzania began.

Idd El Hajj Mkanyageni Pemba
Idd El Hajj Mkanyageni Pemba

Political Work

In 1996, Ali Shein was a member of the Youth League for the Afro-Shirazi Party A.S.P.Y.L. He continued as a Secretary of the A.S.P.Y.L Lumumba College for the whole of 1969.  In 1968 he was secretary of the Afro-Shirazi Youth Union at Zanzibar Secondary School. On the 9th of July, 2010, Ali Shein was elected by the ruling CCM as the Zanzibar Presidential Candidate through the party. Ali Shein received 117 votes, while his contenders Bilal and Vuai Nahodha received 54 and 33 votes, respectively. He was elected as the first and only new President of Zanzibar from Pemba Island by 50.1% on the 31st of October 2010.

Award and Honor

Honorary degree

September 2014 – College of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern African Institute of Epidemiology

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