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Dec 1975 Issue 1 Aims of Tanzanian Affairs by Editor Prof Terence Ranger; President Nyerere’s speeches in London; OAU and Uganda; Economic Review of 1974-5; Tanzam railway; Villagisation July 1976 Issue 2 Tanzania & Rhodesia; Building Research; Canon Lampburn and Kindwitwi; Analysis of Tanzanian Socialism Jan 1977 Issue 3 TANU and ASP merge to form […]

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CORRUPTION – GOOD NEWS

There have been two items of good news in the anti-corruption campaign during recent weeks. Money recovered Minister of Finance Mustafa Mkulo has announced that the government has recovered Shs 72 billion ($53 million) from the Shs 133 billion (98.5 billion) of the Bank of Tanzania’s External Payments Arrears account which was misappropriated. Air Traffic […]

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TANZANIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Compiled by Donovan Mc Grath An East African Federation: Big ambitions, big question-marks – The Economist 05.09.09 ‘The idea of a United States of East Africa is less far-fetched than it was.’ Extract: ‘In 1967 [Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya] founded the East African Community (EAC) with a view to federation. Little progress was made; the […]

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CORRUPTION CASES – THE LATEST

Tanzanian Affairs has been giving prominence in recent issues to reports on the various corruption cases which have been widely and frequently debated in Parliament, the media and elsewhere. Kikwete – “578 Cases in court” In a historic first ‘question and answer session’ broadcast live on all major television and radio networks on September 9, […]

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TANZANIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Compiled by Donovan Mc Grath ‘Michael Jackson’ girls in hunt for husbands – The Times 13.10.09 ‘Chinese in Africa prefer big ladies with pale skin.’ ‘Word has spread through Dar es Salaam that many of the Chinese men who have flooded into the country in recent years are open to marrying local women.’ In an […]

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PRAISE FOR WAR ON CORRUPTION

France is just one of many donor nations which have said it is encouraged by actions taken by the Tanzanian government in tackling corruption cases, and is now happy that the money it donates will not end up in the pockets of corrupt individuals. European Union (EU) head of delegation Tim Clarke and Swedish Ambassador […]

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OTHER CORRUPTION CASES

The Richmond Saga The Richmond saga continues. On June 23, 2006 Richmond Development Company signed a contract with TANESCO to generate 100 megawatts of electricity when the country was experiencing acute power shortages. Several months later, some legislators said that Richmond lacked experience, expertise and was financially incapacitated (For details see several previous issues of […]

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CORRUPTION – CRUSADE CONTINUES

New developments in Tanzania’s remarkable exposure of corruption and the battle against it have continued to stand head and shoulders above other news from Tanzania during the last few months. The government has promised to continue investigating allegations of fraud and other forms of crime involving huge contracts. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said the focus […]

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CORRUPTION – RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Issue Number 89 of Tanzanian Affairs described in some detail the major cases of alleged corruption which had been revealed at that time (see here). The latest situation can be summarized as follows: THE BANK OF TANZANIA SCANDAL The report of the Presidential Task Force on the biggest scam – in the External Payments Arrears […]

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FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION – ALLEGATIONS

PRESIDENT OPENS A PANDORA’S BOX IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION Tanzanian government ministers used to be treated with considerable respect as they toured the country to explain government policies to the people. In recent months however, seemingly encouraged by President Kikwete to reveal corruption whenever they see it, the people have responded actively by heckling ministers […]

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