News from Tanzania

FES Resident Director: Farewell and Welcome

In February, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Tanzania office bid farewell to its outgoing Resident Director, Dr. Stefan Chrobot.

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China in Africa: FES-Young Leaders discusses African Agency

"China's Role in Africa is highly controversial. Some see China as a neo-imperialist power, others as Africa’s economic saviour. Yet, the "Real Story...

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Africa going nuclear?

On a continent that has too often been cavalier about the future wellbeing of its people, it’s encouraging – at least from the development perspective...

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The future of Africa rests with the youth

An old African proverb proclaims, “It is the young trees that make up the forest.” What this means in the present context is that Africa’s youth will...

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Hopes high as Dart services finally kick off

Long awaited transport revolution is expected to bring relief for Dar es Salaam roads. "By noon, all buses from the City Centre were packed with...

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When more is less: What Museveni’s inauguration means for Uganda

On 12 May 2016, Uganda’s president-elect, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who has been at the helm of the sub-Saharan country for 30 years, was sworn in for a...

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China takes over running of Tazara in plan to privatise the corporation

China is to take over the management and operations of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) in a major plan that will herald privatisation...

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THINK AGAIN: What does #BringBackOurGirls mean for Buhari?

Two years ago today, on 14 April 2014, the tiny north-east Nigerian village of Chibok became internationally synonymous with a brutal crime: the...

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Politics: The highest paying job in Africa

The majority of African politicians today are former university lecturers who have ventured into politics in search of greener pasture. Politics rush...

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WhatsApp, Facebook and pakapaka: Digital lives in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

For most of 2015, we conducted a research study for Caribou Digital and MasterCard Foundation on ICT use in sub-Saharan Africa, with our key research...

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Burden Makonda will have to carry

The appointment of the youthful politician to the sensitive post, which sees him commanding the country’s major city with a population of...

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Slave states: a story of survival in the Gulf

For the millions of people who flock to rich Gulf States to take up jobs as cleaners or builders, the opportunity to work is typically seen as a rare...

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Not just big dicks: Kenya’s real cross-cutting theme is class

In a piece published by African Arguments last month, entitled “It’s time to axe Kenya’s big dick politics”, Nanjala Nyabola argues that Kenyan...

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Magufuli warns cabinet ministers

In another hard-hitting message to his administration, President John Magufuli has said he will get rid of any cabinet minister who goes against his...

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The youth are vigorous, let's put them on top

There is real hope for the continent with the young people at the helm.” These were the words of the first president of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda,...

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Can South Sudan’s peace deal stick?

South Sudan may finally, perhaps, be on the road to peace. Rebel leader Riek Machar is expected in the capital, Juba, next week in the final step...

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What Africa will look like in 100 years

As Africa's population looks set to quadruple over the twenty-first century, The Telegraph digs into the data to reveal the opportunities - and...

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Rwanda: Liberation by numbers?

Rwanda is lauded as a world leader in women’s political participation. International accolades abound. In 2007, Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda,...

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To break or to build: The choice now facing Uganda’s opposition

Last Thursday afternoon, in downtown Kampala, a crowd of a hundred boda-boda(motorbike taxi) drivers gathered for a victory parade. To the front of...

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Fighting to Work: Employment, Not Militias, will Determine Uganda’s Future Stability

Rebecca Tapscott argues that Uganda’s Crime Preventer program is not just another manifestation of African electoral violence. It is a day-to-day...

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