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Prof. Palamagamba Kabudi

Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi (born February 24, 1956) is a Tanzanian lawyer who currently serves as the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation appointed by President John Pombe Magufuli.

Early life and education

Kabudi was born in Singida, Singida Region. He first attended Kilimatinde Primary school in 1964 then from 1965 to the end of 1966 he went to Kitete Primary school. In 1967 he finally transferred to Berega Primary School before completing his CPEE at Mvumi Mission Primary School. In 1971 he joined The Tosamaganga Secondary School where he earned CSEE of Ordinary level education. From 1975 to 1976 he completed his ACSEE education at Milambo Secondary School.

Kabudi went to the University of Dar Es Salaam from 1980 to 1983 where he obtained his LLB. He furthered his studies in the same institution from 1984 to 1986 where he was awarded LLM. After that he attended Freie Universität Berlin where he obtained a Juris Doctor.

Education History

School Name/Location Course/Degree/Award From To Level
Freie Universitaet Berlin (FU Berlin) DR. JUR 1989 1995 PhD
University of Dar es Salaam LL.M 1984 1986 Masters Degree
University of Dar es Salaam LL.B 1980 1983 Bachelor Degree
Tosamaganga Secondary School CSEE 1971 1974 Secondary School
Milambo Secondary School ACSEE 1975 1976 Secondary School
Kilimatinde Primary School - 1964 1964 Primary School
Kitete Primary School - 1965 1966 Primary School
Berega Primary School - 1966 1966 Primary School
Mvumi Mission Primary School CPEE 1969 1970 Primary School

Employment History

Company/Institution Position From To
University of Dar es Salaam Professor 1983 2017
Party Newspaper Journalist 1978 1983
University of Dar es Salaam Tutorial ssistant 1983 1986
University of Dar es Salaam Assistant Lecturer 1986 1990
University of Dar es Salaam Lecturer 1990 1999
University of Dar es Salaam Senior Lecturer 1999 2006
University of Dar es Salaam Associate Professor 2006 2017
University of Dar es Salaam Dean - Faculty of Law 2009 2012
University of Dar es Salaam Secretary to the UDSM Council 2014 2017

Political Experience

Political Party Position From To
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister 2017 2019
Parliament of Tanzania Member of the Parliament 2017 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister 2019 Todate
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