Mawazo na Mawaidha writes about the new Bob Marley CD. He specifically likes the song, Slogan, one of seven songs found in Marley’s working room. The song, which features Eric Clapton on guitar, was produced by Bob Marley’s children, Stephen and Ziggy.
Dira Yangu, writing from Uganda, asks his readers not to be suprised if it happens that he is arrested for writing about Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s court case. Besigye is facing charges of treason and rape before the High Court and charges of terrorism and illegal possession of firearms before the military court. Recently, the government of Uganda banned the local media from discussing anything related to Kiiza Besigye.
Gaphiz does a wonderful translation of Karl Marx's theory of class struggle. He considers the Arusha Declaration an example of what Karl Marx was working for.
Bakanja, a catholic monk, does not understand the logic behind urban “development” in Tanzania. Most places in Tanzanian towns and cities, he laments, do not have street names, the sewage system has not been improved since Tanganyika got independence in 1961, and the urban population is growing very fast.
Harakati announces his new English blog, Proud African. He joins a small group of Tanzanian English bloggers. Harakati has been blogging in Kiswahili from Toronto, Canada since August this year.
Michuzi posts photos from presidential campaigns in Tanzania. Christopher Mtikila is the controversial chairman the United Democratic Party. He has been to court and in jail more than any other politician in Tanzania. He made a name for himself in early 90’s after refusing to recognize the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two countries united in 1964 to form Tanzania. Freeman Mbowe is the leader of one of few stable opposition parties in Tanzania, Chadema. He has become very popular because of using a helicopter in his campaigns.