Tanzania

 
Cellphones the front line for gender equality
Cellphones the front line for gender equality
Today, 1.4-billion girls and women live in countries that are failing on gender equality, in areas ranging from education and decent work to health...
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
The outgoing mayor’s tweet about the arrest statistics of migrants in Johannesburg over four years displays both his bigotry and a...
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Idi Amin feeding his opponents to crocodiles, Jean-Bedel Bokassa
Tanzania’s mining dispute ends – but at what cost?
Tanzania’s mining dispute ends – but at what cost?
In the first half of 2017, just as his post-election glow was beginning to fade, Tanzanian President John Magufuli declared war on foreign mining...
EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press
EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press
Another week, another report of Tanzania clamping down on independent media. This time, it was Kwanza TV, an online channel that found itself on...
What we do is important. Trust us
What we do is important. Trust us
This week, a grade seven scholar visited me with a notebook and 10 questions. She was completing an assignment and had decided to focus on “women...
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
In June, Senegalese President Macky Sall’s brother, Aliou Sall, resigned from his post as the head of a state-run savings fund, following public...
Third time lucky for peace in Mozambique?
Third time lucky for peace in Mozambique?
On Tuesday, a comprehensive peace agreement was signed by Mozambican President and Frelimo boss Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade. It is...
Africans must wake up and act
Africans must wake up and act
I am concerned about the evolving global trend that threatens to reverse many of the gains in multilateralism enjoyed over the past several...
Tanzanian journalist wins International Press Freedom Award
Tanzanian journalist wins International Press Freedom Award
Tanzanian journalist Maxence Melo Mubyazi is one of five recipients of the 2019 International Press Freedom Award, the Committee to Protect...
Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi
Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi
On the shores of Lake Malawi, a crowd eagerly awaits the arrival of a white and yellow cedarwood boat carrying its haul.

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