Early this week, the #WorldBank President (WBP), Dr. Kim Jong Kim, visited Tanzania. The main public activity was to launch the construction of a flyover intersection in Dar-es-Salaam city. This event was, unfortunately, overtaken by
Interesting manifestations have happened this week regarding the East African Community. On Monday, 13th, I was lucky to attend a hearing on application of a case against members of EAC on EU/EPA negotiations and signing. The case was heard in the East African Court of Justice by three judges. The table was composed of respondents who were the representatives from all… Read more →
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 →
Last night, I saw from tweets (because I don’t watch Bunge on TV) that the British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Dianna Melrose, was implicated on an energy deal scandal.
After a trying or rather mixed week in Dar (in terms of research-UDSM, Costech, Emmanuel Tayari &I book project, a sick “friend”, fun with sis and friends, etc) I scheduled myself to put five days of work in late January and early February in rural villages of Kilimanjaro.
A lot has been said about Mandela this week and if I attempt to put one more word about him, I will only be repeating, at best. Nevertheless,
In late 2011 and early 2012, I wrote a paper discussing famine in Somalia and terrorism in the Horn and East Africa…the paper had substantial paragraphs on AlShabaab.I presented it as a poster presentation at the MPSA Annual Conference in Chicago, April 2012.
Since the beginning of last week I have been in Morogoro at the CCT Women Training Centre to facilitate a workshop on Household Economic Planning and Management. The workshop participants’ are 40 including 26 women and 14 men. Most women participants are from the rural areas
Author: Samwel Ndandala When Ngugi wa Thiongo renounced English, Christianity, his Christian name (he was baptized as James Ngugi) and started writing in his native Gikuyu and Swahili, I thought it was a little extreme given his radical fanonist convictions. I thought it was impractical.
Last night my parents invited me to a dinner that they were having with Mr. Joseph W. Butiku- the Executive Director of Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation and also one of the Commissioners of the Constitutional Review Commission. As you can imagine, I was very happy. It was an opportunity for me to meet this great man- one of our nation’s fathers…. Read more →