Tanzania

 
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
During a recent phone call with a Tanzanian journalist and human rights activist whom I know well, many of my questions were met with uncharacteristic silence. My friend is bold, plucky, and usually talkative. But on this occasion, politics was too dangerous for her to discuss. With...
What happened to African solidarity with Palestine?
What happened to African solidarity with Palestine?
On June 1 the world bore witness to the killing of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian female volunteer paramedic, by Israeli forces. When...
M-Pesa ushers in a new wave of banking infrastructure in Africa
M-Pesa ushers in a new wave of banking infrastructure in Africa
Africa is the fastest-growing banking market by population size, and is a cornerstone of market growth for companies able to tap into its...
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
The United Republic of Tanzania has just turned...
A wrap of what's making headlines today
A wrap of what's making headlines today
Some 175,000 employees across 8,000 stores will receive the racial bias training, after a Philadelphia store manager called the police on two black...
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
The illegal hunting of bushmeat, or game meat, has long distressed wildlife conservationists. It has persisted in sub-Saharan Africa,...
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever...
Home away from home: The rise of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US
Home away from home: The rise of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US
Migration from African countries to other regions across the globe has increased dramatically over the past decade with “African nations...
Tanzanian journalist recounts his midnight flight from assassins
Tanzanian journalist recounts his midnight flight from assassins
In early October 2017, I received a death threat. It wasn’t the first but it was the most serious. Confidential information was leaked that three...
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Good news about the environment is rare these days. But in Tanzania there are signs that community-based wildlife conservation efforts can...

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