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 am putting forth a summary and an outline of some of the points that I expounded on. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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, Continue reading
Since CCM announced the timetable for party nomination process, we have seen a number of CCM potential candidates stating their intentions to run Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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 dolphins. These areas are very relevant to our country-Tanzania- as we Continue reading