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Tanzania

Population: 55.57 mn.
GDP: $47.34 bn.
Debt: $16.47 bn.

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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

The donor-funded subsidy programme for smallholder agriculture is coming under increasing criticism for being poorly targeted, discriminating against the private sector and being u...


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 a...


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 li...


Protests fuel political crisis

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

Two days of clashes in Mtwara following the general strike on 22 May have turned into one of the most serious political crises since Independence in 1961. At heart, this concerns t...


The licensing run-around

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

Tanzania has announced that the continually postponed Fourth Offshore Licensing Round will finally start on 25 October. It will also include one onshore block, North Lake Tanganyik...


CCM circles the wagons

The governing party worries about the next elections and some old hands, once out in the cold, are back on the scene

Once shunned for their association with notorious corruption episodes, two of Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s wealthiest grandees are making their way back into the political spotlight. One ...


Kagame flames Kikwete

May’s African Union summit in Addis Ababa saw Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete ask if the Kigali-supported Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) rebels should negotiate with Kinshasa, why s...


Daily pressure

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera is complaining about what he calls ‘harassment’ of his elderly parents by the country’s immigration and security officials. In November, he ga...


Electricity and elections

As multinational companies start bidding for gas assets, the governing CCM is desperate to halt the slide in its popularity

Tanzania’s next elections may be nearly three years away but they are already affecting national politics. Within the governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi, tension will increase as the ra...


Pipeline and transparency protests

The details of contracts signed during President Xi Jinping's March visit – and their implications – are still filtering through

Major Chinese investments, such as the new US$10 billion port to be built north of Dar es Salaam in Bagamoyo, are raising concerns amongst both the opposition and local communities...


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