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Augustine Mahiga

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Date of Birth: 28 August 1945
Nationality: Tanzanian
Marital Status: Married
1975 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Relations, University of Toronto
1971 Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Toronto,
1970 Bachelor of Arts with Education (B.A. Ed.) Honors. University of East Africa, Dar-es-Salaam

2015 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania
2005 Ambassador, Head of the Tanzania Delegation to the United Nations Security Council September
2003 to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, present Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations
July 2002 – July 2003 UNHCR, Representative to Italy, Republic of Malta, Holy See and Republic of San Marino.
1998 – 2002 UNHCR, Chief of Mission (Representative) in New Delhi, India.
1994 – 1998 Coordinator and Deputy Director of the Great Lakes Region of Africa Refugee Emergency Operation based in Geneva.
1992 – 1994 UNHCR Chief of Mission (Representative) in Monrovia, Liberia.
1993 Appointed by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to the rank of Ambassador while on secondment to UNHCR.
1989 – 1992 Minister Plenipotentiary, Tanzania Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
1983 – 1989 Minister Plenipotentiary, Tanzania High Commission, Ottawa, Canada. Visiting Lecturer, School of Diplomacy and International Cooperation, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
1980 – 1983 Acting Director General, President’s Office, Dar-esSalaam, Tanzania.
1977 – 1980 Director of Research and Training, President’s Office, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
1975 – 1977 Senior Lecturer in International Affairs and Regional Cooperation, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania