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The most feeble argument ever in the recent #Tanzanian Politics – “separate religion from politics”

The 1979 Iranian Revolution strongly reminded the world that religion and politics cannot be separated.  It was political revolution that was led by a religious leader- Grand Ayatollah Khomeini.  Up until then with a fallacy from the enlightenment era and the confusion on the meaning of  Westphalian Sovereignty (separation of church and state – mind you this did not mean… Read more →

Has #Hollywood laughed out loud, once again, at Africans in the #BlackPanther?

I have, finally, watched #BlackPanther. Thought I was so late to watch it until I saw how full the cinema theatre was. The characters are marvellous. The  three ladies (Nakia, Okoye, and Shuri) who were the main characters are so beautiful. Wow, #AfricanBeauties indeed…and so are the two men (T’Challa and T’Jadaka) – super super handsome. I also loved how… Read more →

Industrialization catalyst  - a case for revamping #PublicLibraries in Tanzania

Industrialization catalyst – a case for revamping #PublicLibraries in Tanzania

Yesterday I was passing at the Public Library in Moshi and my mind started a marathon! I thought, why is this not one of the main centers in my beautiful town? It looked boring. Old fashion. Unattractive.  I thought where do secondary students hang out on Saturdays and /or evening these days? In my teenage years as well as school holidays,… Read more →

Why I am not posting the #books that I’ve read in 2017  #Disruption #Frameless #Billionaire #ByGrace

Why I am not posting the #books that I’ve read in 2017 #Disruption #Frameless #Billionaire #ByGrace

A good friend of mine, who is a billionaire – in all senses- worthy several millions of US dollars, usually gives me several pieces of advice including on health, fashion, beauty, fitness, etc & career (I often wonder why am I not yet a billionaire like him). He does not have a university education, he tells me. And it has… Read more →

Let's all go to #GOMBE National Park #Tanzania

Let’s all go to #GOMBE National Park #Tanzania

It is where the dense forest on various hills habited by chimpanzees meets the deepest lake in Africa, and the second deepest in the entire world. #Gombe national park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika is one other unexplainable marvellous place in Tanzania. Indeed, my trust that Tanzania is the most conserved hence most beautiful country in the world is… Read more →

Can we start with why- and challenge ourselves why is #Kigoma not yet an Eastern and Central African #Tourism centre? MV#Liemba #Ujiji #LakeTanganyika

Kigoma has a rich history. It is the home to over a century old #MVLiemba- a Germany war ship assembled in Lake Tanganyika during the first World War.     (Source: google image) The ship still operates with international routes to DRC and Zambia. (source: photo taken by the author on her phone) Today, I visited the Port of Kigoma… Read more →

#LeakFromPersonalReflections : On Bunge

Observing the actions and reactions of the Bunge (the Parliament) in recent times on various issues, I’ve been asking myself, what’s going on?  Distracted Reflections. Marathons in my mind. Disturbed. Laughing and crying for my nation.  Then, just a few minutes ago , I remembered  a module I taught 8 years ago at the University of Nottingham, titled “Political Ideas in Revolution” of… Read more →

Is our (#Tanzania) foreign policy strategy moving from Economic Diplomacy to Economic War?

The adoption of liberalization policies in Tanzania in early 1990s and partly out of the great achievement in obtaining independence in most Southern African countries, led Tanzania to abandon its #Liberation foreign policy strategy and adopted #EconomicDiplomacy.  With that, related actions and efforts followed – using legal and institutional amendments (see for example the Mining Act 1998)   “I am conscious… Read more →

On the emerging worrying trend: #Security in the Streets of #Tanzania – and the further threat to the dimming candle (re: #CandleOnKilimanjaro)

On the emerging worrying trend: #Security in the Streets of #Tanzania – and the further threat to the dimming candle (re: #CandleOnKilimanjaro)

Last week during APSA 2017 Africa Research Development Group Workshop in San Francisco USA, a colleague from Nigeria presented a paper on Contingency Violent Actions in Niger Delta. My mind was blown by the novel contribution he was bringing into the study of street violence