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· November, 2005

Stories about Tanzania from November, 2005

Kiswahili Blogosphere This Week

  24 November 2005

Cows, human beings and camels – Indian Ocean, Tanzania by Michuzi Official records in Tanzania and elsewhere state that in 1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Did it really happen? Where is the original document of the Articles of the Union? Mwandani asks. Recently,...

Burundi: Agathon Rwasa

  14 November 2005

Agathon Rwasa reports that outgoing Tanzania president, Benjamin Mkapa, will ask the next government to ensure that Burundian rebel leader Agathon Rwasa of the PALIPEHUTU-FNL does not operate from Tanzania.

Kiswahili blogosphere this week

10 November 2005

It looks as if the controversial Zanzibar presidential election will be discussed by Tanzanian bloggers for a long time. Kasri la Mwanazuo, a Tanzanian Kiswahili instructor and journalist based in Texas, discusses reports by election observers concerning the October 20th election. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced the incumbent president, Amani...

Zanzibar elections

10 November 2005

East African_Peripetatic, wonders what exactly happened in the recent Zanzibar elections – did election rigging take place or not?

Horn of Africa: HR petition

  8 November 2005

Inside Somaliland reports on a petition against the worsening human rights violations in Ethiopia. The petition is being organised by a Horn of Africa coalition consisting of “Human Rights Defenders from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, united in the East and Horn of Africa...

Uganda Democracy

  7 November 2005

Tanzanian/Ugandan blog East African_Peripetatic reports that Ugandan democracy is still ” a big dream“

Kiswahili blogosphere this week

3 November 2005

Mwandani reports about the Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index (2005). While Tanzania comes 75th, African countries such as Benin, Namibia, Mauritius, and Mali are ahead of the US (44th), which fell more than 20 places this year. Who are the Waswahilis? Does one become a Swahili by birth, geography, or...

Open Cafe: 1 year on

2 November 2005

Digital Africa offers congratulations to the people at Open Cafe – “One year of building open source communities in Africa“.

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