September 26, 2022

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Who is Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, New Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs Minister?

At the time, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Rosemary Museminari (C) talks to Amb. Liberata Mulamula (R) and Richard Sezibera at Hotel Novotel. Photo: The NEW TIMES 2008

Liberata Mulamula, née Rutageruka (born 1956) is a Tanzanian diplomat appointed Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs by the President Samia Suluhu. Mulamula served as Permanent Secretary at the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation since May 2015. Prior to this she was the Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States.

She also served as the first Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

Liberata Rutageruka was born on 10 April 1956 in Muleba, Bukoba.

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula before her appointment as Tanzania’s Ambassador Extraordinary to the U.S. was Senior Personal Assistant of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania from March 2012.

She also served at the Tanzania High Commission to Canada and Permanent Mission to New York as Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Chancery from 1999 to 2003 respectively before being appointed Ambassador and Director of Multilateral Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania, the post she held up to the year 2006.

She was a part time lecturer on the “Art of Negotiations” at the Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and participated in all the Rwandese Peace Talks, Burundi and DRC as part of the Facilitators Team.

Amb. Mulamula is a graduate from St. John’s University, New York where she obtained her MA (Government and Politics) and University of Dar-es Salaam in 1980 and 1989 respectively.

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