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· October, 2006

Stories about Tanzania from October, 2006

Swahili Blogosphere: Madonna, power rationing, and illiterate thieves

  31 October 2006

Chemi Che Mponda sums up her feelings about critics of Madonna's adoption of a Malawian baby, David Banda: David Banda kazaliwa katika umaskini, lakini leo anaishi katika utajiri. Na lazima kuna watu wanamwonea wivu! David Banda was born poor and became rich overnight. Some people must be jealous of him....

Tanzania: no praises for Tanzania's president

  24 October 2006

Tanzania In Focus is not tempted to sing praises to the current President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, “The first case in point is the electricity saga. Lets bring some objective arguments and facts here. NO COUNTRY can ever make any economic strides without setting up good and reliable power supply...

Tanzania: agricultural residues for low-cost housing

  23 October 2006

African Architecture and Design writes about the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy:”One of the 2006 finalists for using agricultural residues to fire high-quality bricks for low-cost housing is the Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (MRHP), Tanzania.”

Tanzania: blogging the Rwanda genocide tribunal

  20 October 2006

A Walk on the Wild Side writes about his experience at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, “The case I was attached to is often refered to as Military II and contains two of the biggest genocide suspects the Tribunal has nabbed so far- Augustin Bizimungu (who...

East Africa: is the East African Union a joke?

  16 October 2006

Rants, Raves, and Reviews asks whether the East Africa Federation is an April 1st joke, “Why bother with a political union between countries when Kenya & Uganda have massive internal political problems….”

Africa: Jay-Z social activism in Africa

  16 October 2006

Ethnicloft writes about Jay-Z's musical tour in Africa, “Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z, on horse back in photo) is making waves in Africa. He has been using his musical tour of the continent to drive a social cause – by drawing attention to the world’s growing water crisis. I like that!”

Tanzania: Beyonce dancing Sindimba

  11 October 2006

A Tanzanian photoblogger, Issa Michuzi, posts a photo of the American singer, Beyonce, dancing Sindimba, a popular traditional dance from Southern Tanzania, during her recent visit to Tanzania.

East Africa: Is Kikwete the face of the region?

  3 October 2006

“Is Kikwete (the President of Tanzania) the face of East Africa?,” asks African Affairs. He writes, “Having taken to reading The East African of late,I couldn't help noticing something that has graced the front pages of the said newspaper in the past four or so issues. If you are an...

Latest Voices From Swahili Blogosphere

  1 October 2006

The big question in Swahili blogosphere remains: who deserves government assistance and how should the Tanzania ‘s government assist financially all eligible higher education candidates? Recently, sudents at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam held public demonstrations to protest against their colleagues who were dropped from the Higher Learning Students Loan Board...

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