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Natafuta habari

Bado nahangaika, Bado ninazunguka, Hadi kiatu kinabanduka, Natafuta habari. Nimesikia habari, Namuuliza askari, Anasema hana habari, Natafutaa habari. Kama mwandishi, Napita njia hatarishi, Hadi kwenye kambi za jeshi, Nikitafuta habari. Nishawahi... Read more →
A woman carrying a child casts her vote at a polling station (Credit to: www.voanews.com)

The road to 2015: the way forward!

A woman carrying a child casts her vote at a polling station (Credit to: www.voanews.com) I read the comments posted by one Ndesumbuka Merinyo on an article I wrote for this site. The piece was titled “The Road to 2015”. He wanted me to... Read more →
RASIMU

Of mice and men

At the end of July, President Kikwete addressed the country in a speech which had a wide range of issues but one, perhaps inevitably was dominated by the ongoing process of writing a new constitution for this country. As he spoke about the recent... Read more →
Hon. January Makamba

The road to 2015

Hon. January Makamba The race to succeed President Kikwete come 2015 when he steps down after 10 years at the helm was long underway in his party, albeit unofficially. January Makamba, a rising young politician within the ruling party made headlines... Read more →
noti ya shillingi 500 ya Tanzania

Transition from 500-note to 500-coin

Brief Background While speaking today (15th July, 2014) on a morning TV interview, the Deputy Minister for Finance, Mwigulu Nchemba again stressed on the ministry’s move to adopt a 500 Tshs coin that replaces a 500 Tshs note. His argument... Read more →
Kizungumkuti

Riwaya ya Kizungumkuti: Sura ya 12

Dar es Salaam  Jumapili, Juni 8, 2003   Maulid hakuwa ameonana na dada yake kwa muda wa siku mbili.  Hii ilitokana na yeye kuwa nyumbani kwa akina Ali pindi Ali alipokuwa safarini Iringa.  Alipomaliza shughuli za usafi na kufungua kinywa,... Read more →
Kizungumkuti

Riwaya ya Kizungumkuti: Sura ya 11

Iringa  Jumapili, Juni 8, 2003     “Mwaaah!” “Nakupenda sana Ali” “Nakupenda sana Hafsa.” “Najisikia raha sana kuwa nawe hapa.  Unajua Ali nilikumiss vibaya mno.” “Nami nilikumiss pia honey.” “Nimeufurahia... Read more →
Image credit: Richard Rowley, Big Noise Films (www.thenation.com)

The fragilities of modern states

Image credit: Richard Rowley, Big Noise Films (www.thenation.com) The nation-state is a modern creature in the political landscape and appeared on the stage not out of a grand design but by accident as the 1648 Westphalia Treaty evolved beyond... Read more →
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