Category Archives: Tanzania

Tanzania: Violence, Children, and the new Constitution

Political Violence, Intimidation Reduced in Chalinze By-Election The Legal and Human Rights Centre has recently reported that the local by-elections in Chalinze have experience decreasing instances of violence and intimidation as compared to similar polls in Kalenga. Chalinze has historically been a hotbed for beatings, defamation, and foul language used by candidates against rivals and… Continue reading

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Tanzania: Constitution, Britain, and Gas

Debates on 2nd Katiba Draft ‘Go On Smoothly’ The process of debate over the second draft of the new constitution has been going smoothly, according to various committee chairpersons. They are expected to spend two days on each chapter, and with only eleven chapters to go estimates are that the second draft will be finished… Continue reading

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Tanzania Abstract

Tanzania lays claim to the Katanga because it feels that the DRC has let the region be ravaged by armed militant groups, has kept valuable development funds out the hands of the regional government, and failed to provide the necessary infrastructure to access the region’s mineral wealth. Additionally, as the region is a primarily Swahili-speaking… Continue reading

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Tanzania: Constitutions, Farms, and Airports

At a crossroads It has been a tough week for the Constitutional Assembly in Tanzania, from the vice president of Zanzibar and his delegation walking out after President Kikwete’s speech to the national parliament struggling to hold budget negotiations because the MPs are too busy arguing at the CA. The CA was originally supposed to… Continue reading

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Music video link Dr. Weghorst lecture

  Pipi remix for the CCM for the 2010 Tanzania election campaign   Continue reading

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Tanzania: GMOs, Constitutions, and Youth

Local Activists Fault Supporters of GMOs Many anti-GMO activists have increased their protests recently due to an uptick in advertising from European agro-chemical and GMO firms. These farmers-turned-protestors see the new technology as unnecessary, unproven, and impractical due to the lack of necessary agro-industrial infrastructure in Tanzania. This sort of anti-genetic engineering activism has been… Continue reading

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Tanzania: Burundi, Municipality, and Korea!

Tanzania, Burundi Sign Sh1 Trillion Railway Deal Tanzania and Burundi have just inked a new deal to build a 195 kilometer railway line between the two East African nations. It is designed primarily for cargo transportation and will primarily divert road traffic. This is significant for the region because of aspirations for closer East African… Continue reading

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Tanzania: Constitutional Matters

Pinda’s Constitution Petition Judgement Set for April The high court has picked April 17th as the date that they will decide the outcome of the Pinda constitutional violation case. The case is based around accusations that the current Prime Minister, MIzengo Pinda, encouraged police to beat civilian protesters and that this action was unconstitutional. This… Continue reading

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Tanzania: Heroin, the Environment, and Microfinance

Heroin Haul estimated at over $5.5 million Over 9 billion shillings worth of heroine was seized at the port city of Dar es Salaam yesterday. Eight suspects are in custody, all foreigners, including eight Iranians and four Pakistanis. This major bust is part of a larger effort by Tanzanian authorities to clean up the country’s… Continue reading

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Tanzania: China, China, and more China

Tanzania Becoming the New Chinese Province in Africa This articles highlights the successful past and continuing trend of increased Chinese investment in the country. It describes how the relationship began between President Mao Zedong and Julius Nyerere and how recently China has committed to two new massive mining projects, one for iron and the other… Continue reading

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