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 24
  •  5th December 2014

Power scandal rocks ministers

The President returns to find Parliament and people alike outraged by the latest corruption scandal. The CCM is looking for a way out

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

Power fraud unravels

How the government handles the latest power sector scam could have a major impact on President Kikwete’s political legacy

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Constitutional disassembly

Tanzania's constitutional review process has finally ground to a halt. What was to have been President Jakaya Kikwete's shining legacy will now become a throbbing headache for his successor.

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

MPs demand answers

The government refused to give in to parliamentary demands for an answer about strange goings on at the power suppliers

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

The MIGs of Mwanza

Tanzania has sent home the North Koreans who were supposed to be restoring some of the Tanzanian People’s Defence Force’s Soviet-era military equipment following secret protests by the United States, we hear. The government has consistently de...

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Electrical storm

Some of the government's electricity supply deals – what Energy Minister Sospeter Muhongo called 'shoddy contracts that are a burden to Tanzanians' – are back in the news (AC Vol 53 No 13, New broom passed over). Under Independent Power Tanzan...

  • 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...

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