Politics of Image in Tanzania: CCM Rebranding Strategy for Survival

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 →

Foreign Policy change?…questions on the visit of Moroccan King to #Tanzania

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.

May be we need to securitize Education in Tanzania

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 →

An Open Letter to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania

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 →

Some questions on #Tanzania Regional Foreign Policy in light of simultaneous #Kagame’s visit to Tanzania and #Kikwete’s attendance in #Burundi ‘s independence celebrations.

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