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
Today. Tanzania celebrated its 54th year of Independence. It did so in style different from conventional way. Away from having festivities
Ok, while the #WhatWouldMagufuliDo dust is settling…and the “Maguphoria” is inhabiting in Tanzanians’ minds, I feel like sharing something too. This is also the start of a new series I am going to have on the uniqueness of Tanzania as a country- based on its vision. In 1958, Nyerere envisioned Tanzania as a “Candle on Kilimanjaro”
So I got very intellectually provoking response to my series 11 from a
Today. I witnessed something that I have never seen in my entire life. Lowassa, the presidential candidate for CHADEMA, was having a campaigning rally in Moshi town. Since morning,
Yesterday, I had an opportunity to speak in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster to members of the UK Parliament All Party Group (APPG) on Tanzania and of British Tanzania Society. The panel, which included Ben Taylor (the famous mtega) and I was chaired by the Chair of the APPG, Hon. Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Staffordshire. In this post, I… Read more →
So Hon. Edward Lowassa, a prominent politician in Tanzania, whose name became a household noun in Tanzania prior and during CCM presidential candidate nomination, has joined Chadema – the main opposition party in the country.
In these July 2015 weeks of ongoing parliamentary candidates nomination process, more drama is unfolding in Tanzania. We have seen a number of politicians moving across parties mainly out
On Sunday, the whole of Tanzania stood amazed…and mostly happy after CCM announced its nominated presidential candidate- Dr. John Pombe Magufuli. Prior to that the country was in waiting. Full of anxiety.
I agree with and encourage the culture of being critical to our political parties, rulers, politicians, and aspiring politicians. It is a good practice and should be nurtured in any democracy. But I must admit that I abhor