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Tanzania

Benjamin William Mkapa

Date of Birth: 12/11/1938
Place of Birth: Ndanda, near Masasi


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Finding the new Mwalimu

Whoever wins, President Benjamin Mkapa is set to retire gracefully in November, at the end of his second term in office...


Presidential race

The front-runners: Jakaya Kikwete, 53, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, from Bagamoyo on the coast; economist; began career in the army; later Finance Minister; was Chama cha Mapinduzi delegates' first choice in 1995 but stood down at request of Julius Nyerere, who said he was too young; after loyally supporting President Benjamin Mkapa for nine years, he feels it's his turn; a Muslim who has supported Christian charities; exudes charm; young people like him: the population's median age is 17-18; pleases World Bank by promising to strengthen private sector and promote investment to create employment; Mkapa is unlikely to support him; regional CCM leaders cold-shouldered him at recent fund-raising dinner in Mwanza; younger CCM activists like him; said to have a colourful personal life; delegates much Ministry work to his deputy, former High Commissioner in Britain Dr Abdulkader Shareef: after long service, Kikwete is reportedly not popular with African diplomats; he talks of closer ties with the Arab world...


The Africa Commission: people and money

The Africa Commission comprises 17 Commissioners: Prime Minister Tony Blair; Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown; International Development Minister Hilary Benn; South Africa's Finance Minister Trevor Manuel; Tanzania's President Benjamin Mkapa; Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi; Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund France's Michel Camdessus; Vice-Chairman of China's Foreign Affairs Committee Ji Peiding; Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Kingsley Y...


Too many troops

Tanzania's President Benjamin Mkapa wants to stick by the agreed draft constitution...


Diplomatic hubbub

In Tanzania, President Benjamin Mkapa is unambiguously committed to leaving, with Prime Minister John Malecela tipped to succeed him in this year's parliamentary and presidential elections on the mainland...


Gullible's travels

Commissioners (including Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi, South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa) will discuss, as one Downing Street official put it, 'Why Africa hasn't moved forward as fast as other parts of the world'...


Troubled isles

As the nation drifts quietly towards the polls, trouble looms offshore As Tanzania this week celebrates 40 years of Union between the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar, the race to succeed President Benjamin Mkapa after next year's elections has begun (AC Vol 45 No 1)...


Peace from above

There is little doubt that 2004 will be ailing Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa's last full year in power ahead of 2005's elections...


Zuma's other hotspot

The Tanzanian government as a whole, including President Benjamin Mkapa, is also thought to believe that Ndayizeye and Frodebu, under South African direction, have conceded too much to both the FAB and the Tutsi political elite...


Deeper and deeper

From Cape Town to Ituri All these issues were on the agenda at a summit of regional presidents - Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania's Benjamin Mkapa and Congo's Joseph Kabila - organised by Mbeki in Cape Town on 8 April...


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