Simon Mkina

The October election season: Guinea, Tanzania and Cote D’Ivoire head to the polls

October is election month as three presidents seek another term in office. For two, it will be their third

Tanzania’s opposition leader on reggae, resistance and his own resurrection

Sixteen bullets and 27 operations later, Tanzania’s main opposition leader has recovered from a brutal assassination attempt – and is now in the middle of an even bigger fight

Tanzania’s opposition finds that forming a united front is not so easy

Having missed the chance to form a coalition, a so-called ‘endorsement’ may be the next-best step

The real story of the world’s biggest tanzanite find

In just three weeks, Saniniu Laizer uncovered the three largest tanzanite gemstones in history – earning himself more than $5-million. Who is he and how did he do it?

On the road with East African truck drivers

In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs

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