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· October, 2010

Stories about Tanzania from October, 2010

Tanzania: Vote, don't wage war

“Today is the last day of campaigning before Tanzania and Zanzibar go to the polls to elect a new Government. Elections in Zanzibar are extremely close-fought events, though you wouldn’t...

Tanzania: God Bless Tanzania

God bless Tanzanians as they vote tomorrow: “Tomorrow is an important day for Tanzanians. It's the day to exercise their democratic right in the 2010 General Election. I would have...

Tanzania: 2010 General Elections Roundup

Tanzanians will go to the polls on 31 October 2010 to elect the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, President of Zanzibar, Members of Parliament and Members of the...

Tanzania: Government threatens press before election

Tanzanian government threatens press before election: “As the October 31 national elections draw near, Tanzania's media is in a frenzy trying to cover the close race between the two leading...

Tanzania: Vote Like You Own Your Country

Elsie looks at election related news and events a few days before Tanzanians go to the polls: ” Now, to the serious business: we've got our citizen reporting work cut...

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...

Tanzania: Where To Get Tanzania Election News

Where to find Tanzania election news online: “A few weeks ago we told you we started TZelect, an Ushahidi-based platform that aims to collect and discuss reports from East African...

Tanzania: Mobile Phone in Zanzibar Elections

The Zanzibar Electoral Commission is going to run a service whereby, on the days running up to the election, people can find out exactly where the polling station they have...

Tanzania: The Opposition Can Win Presidential Election

Chambi Chachage thinks that the opposition can win the presidential election in Tanzania: “It is quite clear that Dr. Wilbrod Slaa’s decision to run as a presidential candidate has tilted...

Tanzania: Be Part of a National Election Monitoring Exercise

Ben asks Tanzanians to be part of a national election monitoring exercise: “Ushahidi comes to Tanzania! It comes in the form of uchaguzi.or.tz, implemented by TACCEO, a group of 16...

Tanzania: Follow #uchaguzitz on Twitter

Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Tanzania on 31 October 2010. Follow Tanzania election-related tweets here.

Tanzania: Running for Office While Combining Kangas With Social Media

Danish blogger Pernille Bærendtsen looks at the use of traditional elements and social media in Tanzania election campaigns focusing on Zitto Kabwe, the parliamentary candidate for Kigoma North. Her post...

Tanzania: The Legacy of Mwalimu Nyerere

Elsie reflects on the legacy of Tanzania's first president Mwalimu Nyerere: “Speaking of legacy, Mwalimu would never turn down a presidential debate. Quite the opposite: he would relish the opportunity...

Africa: eLearning Africa Conference 2011

Kymmene Brereton writes about the eLearning Africa Conference in 2011 will focus on young adults in Africa.

Africa: African elite rulers, quacks and bulimia

“African elite rulers, quacks and bulimia” by Tanzanian blogger Nkwazi Mhango: “Like Mugabe, Kikwete is currently using public funds to run his campaigns in order to remain in power. His...

Africa: Make Your Own Baobab Juice

Miriam shares her recipe for making baobab juice: “Baobab (bay-oh-bab) a very healthy fruit found in almost all countries of Africa, is just starting to gain popularity in the western...

Tanzania: CCM and Political Debates

Shurufu analyses Tanzania's ruling party (CCM) refusal to take part in political debates before 2010 General Elections: “One of the most difficult things to do during political campaigns is to,...

Tanzania: Crowdmapping 2010 Tanzania Elections

Vijana FM radio station in Tanzania uses Ushahidi to collect reports on the 2010 Tanzania elections.

Tanzania: NGOs and the media in Tanzania

Peter discusses the relationship between Non-Governmental Organisations and the media in Tanzania: “NGOs are increasingly working out how to deal with the media: at the crude end wondering what the...

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...

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