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· July, 2008

Stories about Tanzania from July, 2008

Serbia: African Bloggers’ Reactions to Karadžić's Arrest

After news broke on Monday night that former Bosnian Serb leader and one of the world’s most wanted men Radovan Karadžić had been arrested, astonished bloggers in the Balkans and all around the world started reacting to the story. And because of the recent request by the ICC's prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to indict Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, some bloggers have been making comparisons between the two cases.

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Nelson Mandela, 90 years

  18 July 2008

Nelson Mandela is 90 years old today and the celebrations have crossed the borders of South Africa to make the world sing happy birthday and clap hands together. Join the celebrations with this round up of many happy returns from the African continent.

Tanzania: On language and unity

  18 July 2008

Kenyan blogger Jerry Okungo, writing at Siasa Duni, comments on “the realisation that Tanzanians may not be as good masters of Kiswahili as the rest of East Africa may think” and on last week's decision by the Tanzanian Parliament “that the country had abandoned Ujamaism—the country’s version of socialism”. And...

Tanzania: A lecture in East-African history

  18 July 2008

Louder than Swahili offers an in-depth description of the town of Bagamoyo, which is one of the oldest towns in Tanzania on the coast at the Indian Ocean. She starts by saying: “Bagamoyo is not just a town of different cultures. It is a microcosm of East African history: Arabs...

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