• The Attempted Assassination of Lissu as Terrorism

    The Attempted Assassination of Lissu as Terrorism0

    “We will be quiet when we are dead….” – Tundu Lissu Tanzania is in a state of shock. Unknown assailants have shot the maverick politician and advocate, Tundu Lissu, multiple times. As he battles for his life, the nation is hoping and praying for him. Conspiracy theories abound about this attempted on his life. Such speculations

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  • Tanzania at the T-Junction

    Tanzania at the T-Junction0

    The protagonists of the recently premiered film, T-Junction, are a marvel to watch. Although dubbed “An Amil Shivji’s film”, it is a collaborative work that brings Tanzanian talents as they attempt to make sense of our society. What is particularly impressive is the way the scriptwriter who also happens to be the director has juxtaposed

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  • What is Magufuli hiding about Acacia?

    What is Magufuli hiding about Acacia?0

    “Currently no one knows the secrets of this country than I do” –President John Magufuli The government of Tanzania is about to start negotiations with Barrick Gold Corporation. With a stake of 63.9 per cent in Acacia Mining PLC, the stakes are high for the Canadian multinational. In March 2017 President Magufuli suspended the shipping

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  • The Costs and Casualties of Magufuli’s Mineral War

    The Costs and Casualties of Magufuli’s Mineral War0

    “This economic warfare requires enough sacrifice” – President John Magufuli President Magufuli has declared that Tanzania is in economic warfare. This is a protracted struggle to protect our natural resources from plunder. Minerals are at the heart of this battle. Of course, we have not yet experienced a ‘mineral war’ like the one in the

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  • Recapturing the State and Mineral Rights in Tanzania

    Recapturing the State and Mineral Rights in Tanzania0

    “[I]f they say that there is a lot of gold here…the obvious thing is that Tanganyika will be rich and there will be no more loans…” – Ali Saidi Mtaki, Parliamentary Hansard: 7 June 1962 President John Magufuli has recaptured the attention of the international media. “Shares in London-listed Acacia Mining”, Reuters observes, “were set

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