In March 2017, when the World Bank President visited Tanzania and Rwanda I was made sleepless by his tweets. They displayed serious different conceptualization of development strategy between Tanzania and Rwanda. My previous read on Alec Ross’ Industries of the Future had further exacerbated the insomnia. Well, this end week, Jack Ma,
“…each of the persons…believed they were acting appropriately, but, taken together, their acts produced misfortune on a continental scale” – Yanis Varoufakis, Adults in the Room (2017), p.2 After reading Udadisi critical article amidst my measured reading of “Adults in the Room” by Yanis Varoufakis, I feel obliged to contribute
Declaration: I am not an expert in elections. I am also not an expert in British politics neither European politics. In 2015, I got it wrongly that Ed Miliband will win the elections against David Cameron I am not very good in dealing and analyzing polls My argument: Nevertheless, the above weaknesses would not deter me from writing, loudly, my… 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
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 →
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 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?
Even before independence, Julius Nyerere envisioned Tanzania as a candle that will send rays of hope, etc across borders. In many ways, such as in Liberation struggles of Southern African states, Tanzania has lived this vision. Tanzania is a central regional player in ensuring security and stability in the region. She plays multiple roles in