In 2014 I blogged about the Politics of Image. The blog was informed by images of CCM Secretariat meetings and activities across the country. In brief,
Since CCM announced the timetable for party nomination process, we have seen a number of CCM potential candidates stating their intentions to run
Out of my work with the NCAA (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority), I was graced to attend the announcement event of the Tanzania Elephant Census 2014 Results. It was a good experience.
Ok…so I put aside my students’ essays that I had planned to finish marking today and decided to watch Mr. Edward Lowassa dramatic and buoyant announcement of his presidential race. I don’t
The May 2015 National Geographic Issue has an interesting article “Thinking Like A Dolphin” written by Joshua Foer (the author of Moonwalking with Einstein). The article introduces us to the large brain capacity of dolphins displayed in their unique vocalisations and characteristics. Indeed as the title of the article goes, there are some areas that we need to think like… Read more →
I admit that I was wrong to think
While teaching about the “Methods of Agreement” last week in my Politics and IR Research Methods class, one of the comparative examples that I wished to give to my students was the shared effective “Two-Party System” in USA and UK despite the many differences these two countries have. But I then remembered
In the lessons from Axelrod’s Believer, I mostly focused on the Candidate and the Campaign Team. One thing that we did not talk about is Campaign Office or in other words Campaign Headquarters. In this brief entry, our subject will be the CAMPAIGN OFFICE.
My friend, Rahime, called me late last night all the way from Turkey. She wanted to discuss exam questions she has set on Foreign Policy Crisis before submitting them to the University Examination Board this morning. Earlier in the day she had given me lots of insight and assistance for my soon to be teaching modules – International Relations Theories;… Read more →
“I get a feeling sometimes that some of these candidates were just locked in their wardrobes and they were told: ‘Just take selfies in there and don’t come out until you’ve finished the entire wardrobe.’ All kinds of postures. Just ridiculous. It has been an embarrassing exercise in terms of electioneering.” – Wole Soyinka! The previous post looked at the… Read more →