24 Jul 2017

Samoa has a new head of state

From , 5:00 am on 24 July 2017

After a decade, one of Samoa's intellectual orators and cultural ambassadors has stepped down as Head of State.  

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi was farewelled last week and the new Head of State, Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II, was sworn in on Friday.

Our correspondent, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia began by telling Sara Vui-Talitu about the end of an era and the start of a new one.

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Farewell speech July 2017 Photo: Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia