News from Tanzania

A system of privilege and benefits: is a global tax body needed?

The Panama Papers have pulled back the curtain, revealing how tax wizards push and pull the levers of the global system to benefit elites. The fact...

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The world looks away as blood flows in Burundi

Thierry wants to talk, but chokes on memories of blows and stabs punctuated by the sound of his father pleading for his life before masked men hacked...

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From $2,000 for a limb to $75,000 for a 'complete set' or corpse: shocking new report on albino killings in Africa

Eight months ago the UN hired an independent expert, Ikponwosa Ero, to monitor and track human rights abuses against people living with albinism. In...

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Analysis: The Panama Papers are the tip of a very dirty African iceberg

The murky world of offshore companies is suddenly marginally less murky – with potentially disastrous consequences for dodgy leaders and crooked...

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U.S.-Africa Relations in the Age of Mutual Misunderstanding

A quarter century since the end of the Cold War, the relationship between Global North and South remains fraught with misconceptions. Diplomatic...

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Nkandla verdict shows South Africa's democracy is alive and kicking

It’s not a good look for a young democracy when its president is convicted in the country’s highest court of failing to respect the constitution. In...

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Do joint projects still have a future in East Africa?

There’s trouble brewing in the horizon, and it has everything to do with who gets the most out of the business arising from integration. Nobody’s...

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America’s MCC decision: A reward to Tanzania

The United States has announced that it is suspending partnership with Tanzania on the Millennium Challenge Account’s new Compact development,...

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Ventilation on MCC move is primed on wrong assumptions

I have read some articles by concerned members of the public, government officials and politicians about US government’s recent decision to suspend...

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Democrats v autocrats in Africa: is there a winning formula? – podcast transcript

As Yoweri Museveni extends his 30-year rule in Uganda, Hugh Muir looks at the pros and cons of long-term leaders, and discusses whether there are any...

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What next after Tanzania misses MCC’s Sh1 trillion?

There are a number of ways in which the decision of the MCC board to turn down Tanzania’s application for the about Sh1 trillion can be looked at. For...

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Let MCC grant suspension serve as a wake-up call

Although there are signs the government is making every effort to boost revenue collection in order to finance a large part of its Budget, the...

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It’s now time for Africa to reset its development goals

The global commodity slump and China’s economic slowdown have pummelled several African economies, making it clear that the continent’s “rise” was a...

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By all means take a hammer to that glass ceiling, what we need is women in politics

Hollywood celebrity Morgan Freeman famously called Black History Month (celebrated in February in the United States) “ridiculous,” his point being...

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Politics and Development in Tanzania: Shifting the Status Quo

Tanzania's leaders will need to increasingly rely on astute policy-making to maintain the country's unique position in a region with numerous powerful...

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Your Business is our Business: East African bloc puts the cart before the horse

The seemingly ‘never-say-die’ issue of import of secondhand clothes continues tom rear its ugly head-doing so this time round with ne, bigger...

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The Gupta 'state capture' reveals South Africa's worst nightmare: that it's becoming an 'African country'

With the Zuma and Gupta affair, South-Africa seems to be heading the same way as many other African states. But there is a silver lining, this state...

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CCM says repeat polls valid

Mr Jecha called for the re­run elections but he has been opposed by at least 10 opposition parties that have stood steadfast, arguing the vote would...

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CUF: Selfish interest the curse of Z’bar

Our Reporter, Nuzulack Dausen recently interviewed the CUF deputy secretary general in Zanzibar, Mr Nassor Mazrui, on the current social, political...

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We must maintain sanity in Zanzibar as polls near

Reports from Zanzibar suggest that the socio-economic situation is deteriorating by the day as the country prepares for the Sunday repeat elections....

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