News from Tanzania

Juba now allowed to play barefoot in the big league

If there are high expectations that the EAC will put ugali on South Sudanese tables, and it doesn’t happen quickly, the community could face its first...

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Africa now embraces ‘guided democracies' for peace, stability

In these new “democracies,” the need for political uniformity behind elected leaders is once again justified in the interests of peace and stability...

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The (re)marginalisation of Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa may be overlooked on the global agenda and suffer a period of relapse into unsustainable development. Far from a continued scramble...

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Social Media Is Now the Most Dangerous Threat to Africa's Leaders

Social media has "killed" isolation and apathy or the idea of " I'm alone in this". While this takes away the element of fear, it makes social media a...

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Uganda bans deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of women enticed by prospects of well-paid domestic worker jobs in Saudi Arabia have returned home to Uganda with horrifying tales of being...

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The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People

At no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in...

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Beware of ‘second scramble for Africa’ — Mkapa

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin William Mkapa has warned African leaders to be worry of the “second scramble for Africa” being orchestrated by...

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Will right of access to information be promulgated in 2016?

There are things worthy of not forgetting in life. One of such very memorable landmarks during the Fourth Phase government of Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete...

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Beware of ‘second scramble for Africa’ — Mkapa

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin William Mkapa has warned African leaders to be worry of the “second scramble for Africa” being orchestrated by...

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10 Predictions on Africa in 2016

Economic pain will likely continue, the China-Africa romance enters a new, more clear-eyed phase, and terror groups on the back pedal.

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The time for treating Burundi with kids’ gloves is over, AU must now swing into action

Size does not matter. Burundi, a small country in East Africa teetering on the brink of chaos, will, if ignored as it has so far been, almost...

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The Ethics of Refugee Repatriation

Around the world, refugees are often denied rights under the 1951 Convention for the Protection of Refugees. They cannot access work visas or social...

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How Burundi’s activist journalists fill a news void using Facebook and Whatsapp

Months after a coup attempt and street protests failed to prevent president Pierre Nkurunziza’s violent consolidation of power, news-starved...

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A Social Science in Africa Fit for Purpose

Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, argues that African...

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Elections are a sham, we only hold them because we love doing meaningless things

It’s official, it is not working, it just isn’t. It is this election thing that I’m talking about. It clearly is not working for us at all though,...

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Africa internet access more important for Africa than net neutrality, which is a ‘first world’ problem

Kenyan Communications Minister and former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead, Joe Mucheru argues that focussing on net neutrality is “like saying someone...

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AfDB Adesina’s bold call to Africa: 'bring down these walls, think, act – and deliver big'

On the weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina, gave the a keynote address at the Africa 2016 Forum held in Sharm...

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Violence and War, Africa's twin evils

It seemed as though Africa was set to embrace meaningful transformation. But perhaps we were all too busy approving frameworks and strategies centred...

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Growing statesmanship: Africa passing through testing times

The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance must come into full enforcement to prohibit, reject and condemn unconstitutional change of...

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Unemployment makes terrorist groups appealing to Dar youth

Religious radicalisation is on the rise in Tanzania, two studies have revealed. The Head of Tanzania Defence Intelligence Maj-Gen Venance Mabeyo said...

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