In 1967 Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, announced the Arusha Declaration, a socio-political-economy ideology to guide the country. The Declaration was an independent and critical well thought ideology for a poor, relatively young independent state. It was consistent, coherent, and robust in its argument on self-reliance. Of course, like many ideologies, the Arusha Declaration faced major… Read more →
Faith/Religion: a double edged sword in politics History has, repeatedly, proven the power of faith. Faith/religion, although sidelined for many years by Political Scientists, has never stopped exerting its muscles on national or international politics. The impact of such could be fatal
Title: Imagining Serengeti Author: Jan Bender Shetler Genre: Academic: Anthropology; History Publisher: Ohio University Press Release Date: 2007 Format: Paperback Pages: 378 If someone wants to teach about the theory of Construction, I think the best book to start with would be “Imagining Serengeti”. This may not be
Below is the Abstract of the Paper that I am presenting at the African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Conference (2016) in Washington DC. Title: Politics of Image in Tanzania: CCM Rebranding Strategy for Survival Abstract: Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) is the ruling political party in Tanzania. The party has been in power since independence in 1961. There have been various… Read more →
Title: The Industries of the Future Author: Alec Ross Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: 2016-02-02 Pages: 320 A prompt to pick up this book from the shelf of many was triggered by the President of Tanzania (Dr. John P. Magufuli) new policy and emphasis on industrialization. I have been battling to
The state visit of the Moroccan King to Tanzania has brought up interesting discussions in the country. Questions raised include Is Tanzania changing its values?, What would Nyerere do? These are legitimate concerns given the founding values of Tanzania’s foreign policy of liberation, dignity, and freedom to all people of Africa and the entire world.
There is a disturbing video clip going around social media in Tanzania showing how a group of men (trainee teachers) are beating a single boy with school uniform (student). A formal police investigation report will reveal the whole truth about it. Hearing bad news relating to education is becoming almost a trend- we have had reports on high failure rates… Read more →
31.8.2016 Dear Mr. President, Greetings Your Excellency! It is with great honor and humbleness that I am writing this letter to you. Thank you for reading it. Thank you for the work that you are doing for our beloved country, Tanzania. It is with great sacrifice that you have wholeheartedly given yourself to help Tanzanians move towards a better place…. Read more →
In his book, Conversation With Myself, Nelson Mandela narrates an interesting story of The Wind and the Sun… brief interpretation of the story is that soft power is often more effective that the hard power, which often manifests with attention and force. Mandela is
In the last general elections in Tanzania (2015), one of the questions that prevailed (to analysts) was whether some of the decisions made by the opposition coalition (UKAWA) were assets or liabilities?