• Will the People of Magufuli Eat Boils?0

    “Let them eat cake” – Marie Antoinette The presidential honeymoon is not yet over. President Magufuli is still enjoying the popularity he has earned in his holy war on grand corruption. Christened “bursting the boils”, this crusade is however raising eyebrows among champions of the rule of law. Such criticisms, or rather critiques, have not

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  • How Africa Tweets – a look at East Africa

    How Africa Tweets – a look at East Africa0

    In the just concluded Ugandan elections– there was so much online activity, especially on Twitter. Hashtags were used by the top 3 presidential candidates daily to put across their message to the online publics. Just before December 2015, I remember that over 1500 tweets were sent out with the hashtag #UgandaDecides every two days. This momentum was sustained

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  • Which Individuals Institutionalize Corruption?

    Which Individuals Institutionalize Corruption?0

    This week the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) assembled our best minds in dealing with corruption. Probably to cut the cost associated with paying for our venues, this #BBCAfricaDebate was held at the British Council in Dar es Salaam. Of course, dealing with the apparent “Africa’s biggest killer” can mean anything from conceptualizing to combating even among those who

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  • What if Olduvai Gorge is in Kenya?

    What if Olduvai Gorge is in Kenya?0

    “And let’s not forget, Kenyans & Tanzanians, that both Tanzania and Kenya are in Africa” – Issa Shivji The Internet has provided humanity with a social space that was unimaginable not very long ago. Information travels faster like never before, an incident in the streets of Lilongwe is a click away for someone in Shanghai

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  • What Would Populist Tanzanians Do?

    What Would Populist Tanzanians Do?0

    “I’m not a mad man or a dictator” – President Magufuli By now, after 100 days in office as the President of Tanzania, we can safely say we have an idea of ‘what would Magufuli do (next)?‘ The question, then, is do we know what would Tanzanians do? Or more precisely, what would the populist

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Dear @dailynation , If you're going to talk about a "second vote", shouldn't you report what happened in the first one? To suggest that all that happened after Soipan Tuya took over was just MPs chanting “zero” and walking out is completely disingenuous. nation.co.ke/news/Uh… pic.twitter.com/GCPG…