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  • Never Expect Politicians to Promote Freedom of Information

    Never Expect Politicians to Promote Freedom of Information0

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  • What Would Populist Tanzanians Do?

    What Would Populist Tanzanians Do?0

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  • Where does Magufuli stand on tough editorials?

    Where does Magufuli stand on tough editorials?0

    Tanzania’s new president, John Pombe Magufuli has been doing a lot of things our [African] leaders don’t usually do. In the less than three months he has been president, Magufuli has nipped several expensive but irrelevant projects in the bud and redirecting the money to more important matters. Many of us are hoping that the

  • Will God Save Malawians From Hunger

    Will God Save Malawians From Hunger0

    Malawi President, Peter Mutharika recently called for and attended national prayers asking God for good rains in the current rain season. At the moment most of the districts in Malawi are experiencing a dry spell, some have not had any rain for awhile now. The worry could soon turn into fear should the dry spell


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Dear Kenyans, "We must start somewhere" is not an argument against having a plan. What does a "regenerated" Nairobi look like? Which riparians will be reclaimed? Do they include the slums which house over two-thirds of Nairobians? Where will those folks go?