• Fires Around Mineral Rich Great Lakes Region

    Fires Around Mineral Rich Great Lakes Region1

    Natural resources are the main cause of internal conflict in many countries in the Great Lake Region. The Democratic Republic of Congo is an example of a country where natural resources have fueled internal conflict as an array of actors fight for control of DR Congo’s mineral rich eastern provinces. In addition, this fighting has

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  • Magufuli and The Politics Of Information Sharing

    Magufuli and The Politics Of Information Sharing0

    On November 20, 2016 the President of Tanzania, Dr. John Magufuli, sacked the chair of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Board, Bernard Mchomvu. According to The Citizen, the “sacking was announced through a State House statement, which, however, did not specify the reasons for his removal.” The ‘rumor mills’ in a city that was once

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  • Obama’s sour story on governance in Africa

    Obama’s sour story on governance in Africa0

    Barack Obama famously said “Africans must build Africa for Africa!”. A nice message, but what do you do, when Africans themselves fight each other while building the same house? In Africa, those on the roof of the house under construction are receiving building stones from the ground, but they choose which people on the ground

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  • Bright or Bleak Future for the Opposition in Tanzania?

    Bright or Bleak Future for the Opposition in Tanzania?0

    “Indeed all dictatorships are basically weak; because the means they apply in governance make them inherently unstable” – Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Tanzanians appear united about the positive outcomes of the postponement of nationwide marches that were slated for September 1st. It diffused the political tension that reached its peak with arrests of some politicians. However,

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  • Can Magufuli Control His State Apparatuses?

    Can Magufuli Control His State Apparatuses?0

    “There is no such thing as a purely repressive apparatus” – Louis Althusser I am scared. What my President said in Singida has left me with goose pimples. The Citizen has not helped with this headline: ‘Magufuli relaxes political rally ban, warns Chadema.’ Nor Daily News with ‘JPM Advises CHADEMA to drop defiance day move.’

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