The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania

Rob Ahearne, University of East London The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and rural collectivisation which was then replicated in other parts of the continent. As one of the few countries in East Africa not beset by internecine conflicts, …

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Magufuli visit should end grandstanding between Tanzania & Kenya

Sekou Toure Otondi, University of Nairobi Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has finally made his maiden visit to Kenya, only his third official state visit to a foreign country since he took office a year ago. All his previous visits were short trips to neighbouring countries Rwanda, twice, and Uganda. That all his engagements have …

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Tanzania’s social media policing stirs risk of abuse

Charlotte Cross, The Open University Access to digital information and communications technologies has increased dramatically over the past decade across Africa. In Tanzania, 87% of urban residents report using a mobile phone every day. In addition, 34% of the population access the internet. The vast majority use their mobile phones to do so. Prepaid bundles …

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Fake ballots discovered in Tanzania?

In this video provided exclusively to Sub-Saharan Monitor, Tanzanian voters protest loudly over what appears to be a truckload of fraudulent ballots aimed at promoting the presidential candidacy of CCM nominee John Magufuli over Chadema nominee Edward Lowassa, the former prime minister. Voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Sunday, October 25, to select …

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