Tanzania

Enough is enough!

The war in Ukraine is serving as a justification for multinationals to speculate massively on the prices of commodities, as well as energy and world transport. The war in Ukraine could have been avoided if its president had not wanted…

From Eritrea to Tanzania, the world’s strictest – and most – relaxed lockdowns

Jennifer Bell A year into the coronavirus pandemic, and some remote parts of the world remain in some of the strictest lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus, according to the Government Response Stringency Index developed at Oxford University.…

UN rights chief Bachelet condemns Tanzania election violence

The people of Tanzania should be allowed to express grievances “without fear of reprisals” after nationwide elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday. In a statement, the High Commissioner for Human Rights said that she had been disturbed…

An earthquake shook Tanzania. A new law prohibits citizens from speaking about it online.

New online content regulations prohibit certain topics without government approval When a major earthquake of 6.0 on the Richter scale shook coastal East Africa at around 8:15 on August 12, Tanzanians quickly took to Twitter to report on the unusual…

EU-Tanzania clash: follow the money?

Until a couple of weeks ago, there had never been so much talk of Tanzania in the Western media. Many people wonder if behind the scenes there is something more relevant than African homofobia. In fact, they invite you to…

EU versus Tanzania: the cultural paradox

The official declaration by Federica Mogherini, head of the EU diplomacy, is known. The facts behind those statements are less clear. The interpretation probably most close to the factual reality is offered by Ansbert Ngurumo in Sauti Kubwa, Nov 2,…

Tanzania: the rapacious hypocrisy of the West

Once upon a time there was an African country, Tanzania, praised by the whole West as “peaceful, tolerant, hospitable, etc., etc., etc.” Thanks to its founding ‘father’ J. K. Nyerere, a primary school teacher, Tanzania gained independence from colonial rule…

Land, safaris and the Maasai people. Do they know they are human?

As Band-Aid re-records their song Do they know it’s Christmas which helped Africans during a food crisis 30 years ago, this time to help fight Ebola, Tanzania is planning an expansion of a big-game hunting reserve for foreigners which will…