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30 August 2015

Tanzania General Elections 2015: A Defeat for Africa's Longest Ruling Party?

"Moved by fear of losing, the ruling party is now resorting to undemocratic methods to maintain its grip on power."

16 August 2015

Watch Out For the Most Tightly Contested Election in Tanzania's History

"Lowassa is a Maasai Robin Hood. Or Tanzanian El Chapo. Look at the hands he touches and not the toes he stepped on."

17 April 2015

Tanzania's Cyber Crime Bill Gives More Power to Police, Less to People

Global Voices Advocacy

Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.

17 December 2014

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

Rising Voices

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

14 August 2013

UK Press Coverage of Zanzibar Acid Attack Risks Inflaming Religious Tensions

The UK press coverage of acid attack on two British girls in Zanzibar is misleading to the families of the two girls and risks inflaming religious tensions in Tanzania.

3 July 2013

Tanzanians Review Highly Anticipated Obama Visit

Dar es Salaam is getting back to normal after two days in which the city found itself playing host to arguably the most powerful man on earth: President Barack Obama...

14 December 2012

#Nimeregister Campaign to Promote Voter Registration in Kenya

As the deadline for voter registration exericise approaches, Kenyans on Twitter are using #nimeregister hashtag to encourage each other to vote and share voter registration information, experiences and photos. Nimeregister...

4 December 2012

Have M23 Rebels Really Left Goma, DRC?

Backed by the Rwandan government, M23 rebels seized control of the city of Goma in the Kivu region, near the Rwandan border. Despite reports that the rebellion have agreed to...

6 September 2012

Oscar Pistorius and the Paralympic #Bladegate Controversy

South African double amputee and the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics Games in the same year, Oscar Pistorius, attracted attention after being beaten to second place...

1 August 2012

Tanzania: Teachers’ Strike De-stabilizes the Nation

Teachers in Tannzania have been on a strike to urge the government to pay their unpaid dues and to improve their benefit and salaries. The strike followed, after the Teacher's...

12 April 2012

Tanzania: Farewell to a Film Star

Tanzania bid farewell to one of its most popular film stars, Steven Kanumba, with an emotionally-charged funeral on 11 April, 2012. He died early on Saturday morning, aged 28, after...

23 December 2011

Tanzania: Dar Youth Mobilise Online to Assist Flood Victims

Dar Es Salaam’s young social media users are mobilising volunteers to assist in relief efforts following the floods that inundated vast areas of Dar es Salaam causing deaths and damage...

5 June 2011

Tanzania: Opposition MP Tweets His Arrest

Zitto Kabwe, a Tanzanian Member of Parliament from the opposition party Chadema, was arrested on June 4 in Central Tanzania soon after holding a public rally. As he was taken...

4 May 2011

Tanzania: Is Osama Bin Laden Really Dead?

The Tanzanian blogosphere has taken the news of death of the al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden with a pinch of salt. While few voices welcomed the news, a number of...

20 February 2011

Tanzania: Bomb Explosions: Bloggers and Twitterers Speak Out

Tanzanian bloggers and twitterers react to bomb explosions at a Tanzanian army base in Dar es Salaam’s Gongo la Mboto suburb that killed at least 30 people early Thursday. A...

2 November 2010

Tanzania: Zanzibar has a new president, suspense in mainland

The Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced late yesterday that Dr Ali Mohamed Shein of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (revolutionary party) won the presidential race in Zanzibar. The announcement came amidst...

27 October 2010

Tanzania: Bloggers Analyse Tanzania 2010 Election Campaigns

On 31 October 2010, more than 19.6 million Tanzanians will make an important decision for the future of their country. They will take part in the forth parliamentary and presidential...

4 October 2010

Tanzania: The Use of Social Media in 2010 Tanzania General Election

Tanzania will go to the polls on October 30, 2010 and as election campaigns heat up, we are looking at the use new media tools by election candidates. Along with...

3 June 2010

Tanzania: Will Tanzania benefit from playing Brazil?

Football fans in Tanzania are eagerly waiting to see Brazil, FIFA world Cup five times winners, taking on Tanzania national Team on June 7, 2010 at the National Stadium in...

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