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J. Nambiza Tungaraza

J. Nambiza Tungaraza is a Swahili blogger, likes to sketch and paint in spare time. As an artist he has done exhibitions in Asia, Europe and in Australia.

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Latest posts by J. Nambiza Tungaraza

12 April 2012

Tanzania: Farewell to a Film Star

Tanzania bid farewell to one of its most popular film stars, Steven Kanumba, with an emotionally-charged funeral on 11 April, 2012. He died early on Saturday morning, aged 28, after...

23 December 2011

Tanzania: Dar Youth Mobilise Online to Assist Flood Victims

Dar Es Salaam’s young social media users are mobilising volunteers to assist in relief efforts following the floods that inundated vast areas of Dar es Salaam causing deaths and damage...

11 September 2011

Tanzania: Passenger Ferry Capsizes in Zanzibar

At least 198 people died and 590 people were rescued after a ferry, MV Spice, sailing from Zanzibar to Pemba capsized. Twitter users including those on the ground in Zanzibar...

5 June 2011

Tanzania: Opposition MP Tweets His Arrest

Zitto Kabwe, a Tanzanian Member of Parliament from the opposition party Chadema, was arrested on June 4 in Central Tanzania soon after holding a public rally. As he was taken...

4 May 2011

Tanzania: Is Osama Bin Laden Really Dead?

The Tanzanian blogosphere has taken the news of death of the al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden with a pinch of salt. While few voices welcomed the news, a number of...

20 February 2011

Tanzania: Bomb Explosions: Bloggers and Twitterers Speak Out

Tanzanian bloggers and twitterers react to bomb explosions at a Tanzanian army base in Dar es Salaam’s Gongo la Mboto suburb that killed at least 30 people early Thursday. A...

2 November 2010

Tanzania: Zanzibar has a new president, suspense in mainland

The Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced late yesterday that Dr Ali Mohamed Shein of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (revolutionary party) won the presidential race in Zanzibar. The announcement came amidst...

27 October 2010

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...

4 October 2010

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...

3 June 2010

Tanzania: Will Tanzania benefit from playing Brazil?

Football fans in Tanzania are eagerly waiting to see Brazil, FIFA world Cup five times winners, taking on Tanzania national Team on June 7, 2010 at the National Stadium in...

19 June 2009

Tanzania: Blogger arrested for publishing manipulated images of the president

The alleged owner and blogger of the blog Ze Utamu ( has been arrested in Tanzania. The alleged arrest has been in discussed at Jamii Forum, a popular Tanzanian Online...

3 June 2009

Tanzanian blogger faces jail term over manipulated photographic images

The Nairobi Chronicle reports that a Tanzanian blogger faces jail after publishing manipulated photographic images depicting Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete engaging in lewd sex acts.

6 May 2009

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Armoury Explosion Death Toll Rises

The death toll from the military depot blast in Dar es Salaam has gone up to 22. Six service personnel and 16 civilians have been confirmed as killed by the...

23 December 2008

Tanzania: Fight against corruption intensifies

Tanzania's fight against corruption has taken a new turn with the arrests of former government officials, ministers and high profile individuals from early November. Bloggers react to this wave of...

9 November 2008

Obama's Victory: Reactions From Tanzania

In Tanzania, new of Barack Obama's historic victory in the US Presidential election dominated almost every Swahili blog.

8 October 2008

Tanzania: When Eid ul-Fitr came with tears

What do Tanzania Swahili bloggers think about the tragedy that hit Tanzania recently? 20 people died in a stampede while celebrating Eid El Fitr at a special disco for young...

9 February 2008

Tanzania's Cabinet dissolved after corruption scandal

Events in Tanzania’s political scene are taking place so rapidly as Prime Minister and other ministers resign and the President dissolves the cabinet. From day one, Swahili bloggers have been...

19 January 2008

Bloggers discuss the sacking of the Governor of Bank of Tanzania

Tanzanian Swahili bloggers are discussing the sacking of the Governor of the Bank of Tanzania and the brutal attack on two investigative journalists.

15 October 2007

Meet Maggid Mjengwa – Tanzania's Photoblogger

Today, we are introducing you to Maggid Mjengwa. Maggid is one of the leading photobloggers from Tanzania who has been trying to combine blogging, photography and political activism. Apart from...

11 September 2007

Swahili Blogosphere: Debating race and national identity

Richa is a Tanzanian of Indian descent. She was recently declared the winner of Miss Vodacom 2007. Her victory has attracted criticism from some members of public and has ignited...

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