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· August, 2007

Stories about Tanzania from August, 2007

Tanzania: Mobile Veterinary Unit

  28 August 2007

When Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit reached Tanzania: “We have been vaccinating domestic dogs along the escarpment (wildlife reserve boundary) and today we are happy to announce that we now reached the Tanzanian border! Total number of dogs soared up to 1,250 as of today, too!”

South Africa: Continuing education is working

  25 August 2007

The nonrequired writes about the success story that is continuing education in some African nations and how it can prevent the brain drain. Continuing education is paid for by companies and provided by local universities at an affordable cost. It has been succesfully implemented so far in countries such as...

Tanzania: The future of the East African Community

  24 August 2007

By joining SADCC instead of Comesa, Tanzania has diminished chances of a regional integration: “This was until Tanzania opted out again to join South African Development Cooperation (SADC) , allying itself to what is clearly a grouping for Southern African countries.”

Tanzania: How to shoot yourself in the foot

  22 August 2007

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot is the lesson Tanzania’s parliament is delivering, at least for the time being, after its decision to suspend a Member of Parliament for Kigoma North, Zitto Kabwe, has turned into a mini victory for the opposition. Zitto, who keeps a blog, was suspended for allegedly lying to the parliament and humiliating the Energy and Minerals Minister, Nazir Karamagi.

Tanzania: suspension of opposition member of parliament

  22 August 2007

Ned discusses the suspension of a popular opposition MP in Tanzania: “Following a decision to turn down Hon. Zitto Kabwe’ private motion to form a select committee to probe among other things Hon. Nazir Karamagi’s (Minister for Energy & Mineral) decision to sign a mining development agreement (MDA) with the...

Tanzania: Buy a calendar to support a school

  22 August 2007

Support the School of St. Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, by ordering their 2008 calendar: “A School of St Jude calendar is the perfect gift for that person for whom it is impossible to buy anything – Aunty Madge has enough Body Shop loofahs! And this is a great way to...

Tanzania: The making of the movie, Bongoland II

  20 August 2007

If you can make a movie in Dar es Salaam, then you can make a movie anywhere: “First there are production and logistical issues. The production issues were easily resolved because we had anticipated those and planned for them. What we did not anticipate are the issues beyond our control…traffic...

Tanzania: Tanzania's model philanthropist

  16 August 2007

Meet a model philanthropist from Tanzania; “The Shah's employ workers who make crafts like; handbags, wallets, briefcases, belts, hats, and chairs for the regions thriving tourism industry. Unlike most companies in Africa, they hire the handicapped and the disabled.”

Tanzania: let's talk about textmessaging

  15 August 2007

Let's talk about textmessaging in Dar es Salaam:“And then comes the theme of this story. Somewhere along the route going at eighty kilometres per hour, the driver decides to send a text message. His eyes dart between the road and his deftly held cell phone. I am thinking, here I...

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Tanzania: Lessons on building a virtual blogging community

  1 August 2007

How do you build a democratic blogging community made up of members living in different parts of the world? The Tanzanian experience in building its formal organization, Jumuwata, offers important practical and theoretical lessons to bloggers and citizen media activitsts on how to build a collaborative and democratic blogging community online.

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