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Tanzania cannot be allowed to be the new front for state-led Islamophobia

From African Arguments  by Nathalie Arnold Koenings The ruling CCM party has a record of dismissing opposition in Zanzibar as “Islamist”. With tight elections on the horizon, this divisive rhetoric has been turned up. For over 20 years, Tanzania’s ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), has attempted to maintain control of the islands of Zanzibar by linking […]

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Joking Aside: What you may have missed in Tanzania’s elections

 by Marta Tveit Presidential push-ups, a disappearing secretary-general and more promises than you can shake a stick at. Welcome to Tanzania’s election race. “I intend to be working [for this country] at all times! I will work while sitting! I will work while squatting! I will work while I’m asleep!” – Dr John Pombe Magufuli, presidential candidate, […]

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Vote spurs calls for faster change in resource-rich Tanzania

Source: Reuters  Author: Reuters * Tanzania one of most stable states in Africa * Ruling party struggles to shake-off socialist past * Lags more dynamic neighbours despite resources By Edmund Blair and Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 29 (Reuters) – On the streets and in board rooms, Tanzanians are calling for change as they […]

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Tanzania, Ethiopia in top 10 index

Addis Ababa, 21 September 2015(WIC) – East Africa can become a global and intra-regional trade hub but only if it dismantles all trade barriers in the region, according to researchers at the UK-based Barclays Bank plc. The researchers note that improving Customs  clearance procedures, facilitating greater cross-border co-operation, eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers  and increasing  […]

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Tanzania gears up for its closest ever elections

Ambassador Johnnie Carson Posted on September 10, 2015 by AfricanArgumentsEditor October’s elections will see a united opposition, led by a high-profile defector from the ruling party, come up against a strong incumbent party, led by a candidate nobody expected. Tanzania’s 25 October presidential and parliamentary elections will be hotly contested and may turn out to […]

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Taking stock of financial and digital inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa

From The Brookings Institution Expanding formal financial services—including traditional services (offered by banks) and digital services (provided via mobile money systems)—to individuals previously excluded from their access can improve their capacity to save, make payments swiftly and securely, and cope with economic shocks. Importantly, having access to financial services is also considered a critical component […]

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Smartphones help Tanzanian women secure land rights

By Kizito Makoye ILALASIMBA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Yolanda Ngunda has every reason to smile now she holds a title deed recognising her as sole owner of a disputed plot of rugged farmland in Tanzania’s remote southern highlands. For the past decade, the 51-year-old widow, who lives in Ilalasimba village in the rural district […]

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Tanzania Ruling Party Suffers Yet Another Defection as Campaigning Begins

James Butty (VOA) Campaigning for Tanzania’s October 25th presidential elections began Sunday. The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has dominated Tanzanian politics since independence in 1964. This time, observers say, the race promises to be the closest in that country’s history. The CCM has suffered two major defections to the opposition. First, former Prime […]

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Tanzanian opposition pick ex-prime minister for presidential race

Tanzanian opposition pick ex-prime minister for presidential race AFP Dar es Salaam (AFP) – Tanzania’s four main opposition parties chose ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa as a joint presidential candidate Tuesday, three months ahead of a general election scheduled for October 25. He defected last week from the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party to join […]

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Facilities for Burundi refugees at breaking point: MSF

23 JUL 2015 00:00 AZAD ESSA About 2 500 Burundians are fleeing into Tanzania every week, overwhelming aid agencies who say refugee facilities had now reached “breaking point”. Doctors without Borders (MSF) told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the Nyarugusu refugee camp near the Tanzanian town of Kasulu, close to the border with Burundi, was simply […]

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