Population: 49.8 mn.
GDP: 31.8 bn.
Debt: 10.0 bn.

President Jakaya Kikwete and the Chama Cha Mapinduzi government have been unable to push through constitutional changes ahead of national elections in 2015. The debate has nonetheless raised tensions with Zanzibar. Civil society activists continue to question the CCM government's ability to manage the coming gas boom. 


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  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Gas and hot air

Progress, albeit hesitant, is being made on the vaunted gas economy and on the assembly that will oversee the new constitution

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Trophy-hunters after Kikwete

The President comes in for a storm of criticism over elephant and rhino poaching but the true picture is more complicated

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Parties jostle ahead of polls

With national elections due in 2015, the decks are being cleared for action amidst fierce rivalries for the CCM nomination

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Concern over contract-farming

Debate on how to address land conflicts and poverty in rural Tanzania is intensifying. Last year, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition grew out of the Group of Eight meeting in May. Critics say the Alliance is more about providing access to un...

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Rocky road to gas economy

Political rows and bad laws are undermining the prospects for the billion dollar gas industry

  • Vol 54 No 17
  •  23rd August 2013

How to grow crops and influence voters

The World Bank and others are backing a farm subsidy scheme that keeps the governing party in power and boosts big commodity traders

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

The Dar leader

Washington and Seoul are discreetly putting pressure on Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete to end military cooperation with Pyongyang. Around 18 North Korean military technicians and army officers are believed to be at Dar es Salaam airport repairing the ...

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

Digging in on the Lake

Malawi will not give up an inch of its lake, sources close to President Joyce Banda say. At issue in the row with Tanzania is where the frontier on Lake Malawi/Lake Nyasa should lie. Britain’s Surestream Petroleum has been prospecting in the lake on...

  • Vol 54 No 12
  •  7th June 2013

Protests fuel political crisis

Clashes over the lack of local benefits from the booming gas industry challenge President Kikwete’s government

  • Vol 54 No 12
  •  7th June 2013

The licensing run-around

Despite the lack of the long-awaited natural gas policy, the licensing round will now start in late October

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