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REVIEWS

by Martin Walsh Martin Walsh has taken over as editor of the TA reviews section from John Cooper-Poole. The editorial team would like to thank John again for the wonderful job he has done since 2002. Correspondence about past, pending and future reviews should now be addressed directly to Martin (kisutuvirginmediacom). COTTON IN TANZANIA: BREAKING […]

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ENERGY SCANDAL CLAIMS TWO SENIOR POLITICIANS

by Ben Taylor For a week in November, the attention of Tanzania’s political scene was diverted away from the constitution and the 2015 elections and onto yet another energy sector corruption scandal – the IPTL Escrow case. The long-awaited report of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) into the case was presented to the Parliamentary […]

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HEALTH

by Ben Taylor Drug shortage A serious shortage of drugs in public health facilities in November led to calls by some MPs for the parliamentary session to be cut short and for the money saved to be used to alleviate the problem. The crisis devel­oped after Medical Stores Department (MSD) stopped supplying public hospitals with […]

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EDUCATION

by Ben Taylor Criticisms of form 4 exam results The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) released exam results for last year’s form 4 exams (O-levels), showing a 15% increase in the pass rate (58% of students who took their exams in November 2013 achieved a pass, up from 43% of those who took their […]

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TANZANIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Compiled by Donovan Mc Grath To our readers: If you see an interesting mention of Tanzania in the newspapers and magazines you read, please let us know or send us a copy. Many thanks. Editor. Best of ‘60s, ‘70s Tanzania music digitised – East African (December 12-18, 2011) This article is based on a review […]

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36 YEARS OF TANZANIAN AFFAIRS – PART 2

Issue 50 (January 1995) contains a message from Julius Nyerere (reproduced above). Issue 51 (1995) features an article by Christine Lawrence concerning the negative impact of the Canadian supported wheat scheme on the local Barabaig communities in Hanang district, and the projects that CIDA have started to try and redress the situation. The scheme was […]

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CURRENT CASES IN TANZANIA

They just will not go! Citizen reporter Florence Mugarula raised the issue on many peoples’ lips in an article on July 29. She wrote: ‘In developed nations, leaders leave voluntarily when their governments run into trouble. In Tanzania, those responsible just will not go, even in the face of a crisis under their watch. One […]

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36 Years of TA

The following appeared in TA Issue 100, and contains brief notes on some of the more unusual and memorable stories to have featured in Tanzanian Affairs over the years, with apologies for the large number of articles which have been missed, and the inevitable personal bias in the selection. Please write in or comment online […]

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CORRUPTION – THE LATEST

Action by Parliament, the media and the judiciary continue on several allegations of corruption and Tanzania has again set a good example by revealing to the public more and more new cases of alleged corruption, or inefficiency in the public service. The Richmond/Dowans saga In what The East African describes as the ‘Scandal which just […]

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ONGOING CORRUPTION CASES

The radar case and WikiLeaks The case related to the purchase by Tanzania of an air traffic control system (RADAR) from Britain’s BAE Systems in 2001 for £28million reached apparent finality in London in December. After an unexpected reversal by the High Court in London of a previously agreed plea bargain arrangement under which BAE […]

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