Tanzania

 
Clampdowns in Africa carry a big cost
Clampdowns in Africa carry a big cost
The tactics of the Tanzanian government are still a far cry from the old-school, die-hard tactics in some other countries, where the government...
People colour a journey of book stops
People colour a journey of book stops
Two years ago, my family and I decided to do a road trip from Nairobi to Johannesburg using public transport, most of which resulted in my latest...
Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals
Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals
Mobile services operator Vodacom on Tuesday said it increased group data revenue by 9.6% in the quarter to end-June 2018 on the back of increased...
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
During a recent phone call with a Tanzanian journalist and human rights activist whom I know well, many of my questions were met with uncharacteristic silence. My friend is bold, plucky, and usually talkative. But on this occasion, politics was too dangerous for her to discuss. With...
What happened to African solidarity with Palestine?
What happened to African solidarity with Palestine?
On June 1 the world bore witness to the killing of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian female volunteer paramedic, by Israeli forces. When...
M-Pesa ushers in a new wave of banking infrastructure in Africa
M-Pesa ushers in a new wave of banking infrastructure in Africa
Africa is the fastest-growing banking market by population size, and is a cornerstone of market growth for companies able to tap into its...
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
The United Republic of Tanzania has just turned...
A wrap of what's making headlines today
A wrap of what's making headlines today
Some 175,000 employees across 8,000 stores will receive the racial bias training, after a Philadelphia store manager called the police on two black...
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
The illegal hunting of bushmeat, or game meat, has long distressed wildlife conservationists. It has persisted in sub-Saharan Africa,...
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think
Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever...

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