Topic: Politics

Tanzania: What is next for Tanzania’s new President Dr John Magufuli

new Tanzanian President Dr John Magufuli

After the new Tanzanian President Dr John Magufuli has been sworn in, the main question now remains what next? This is concerning his style of leadership, the modus operand in general. Although he has a wide experience after having served as legislator and cabinet minister, Dr Magufuli has quite different leadership tenets in comparison to his four predecessors. The Founding Father Julius Nyerere was a social scientist having learned a combination of subjects like economics, philosophy and biology. He was a good orator and persuasive before injecting his agenda, although he never gave up easily in whatever he believed in.

Tanzania: Government criticised on failure to launch African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Report

Contracts in the oil and gas have brought a lot of commotions due to lack of openness (opacity)

The Tanzanian Government has been criticised over its monopoly, and a failure to launch the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Report even after it was published two years ago. Deus Kibamba Executive Director Tanzania Citizens’ Information Bureau (TCIB) says the state monopoly of the report is deliberate but quite unacceptable and against the norms and traditions of good governance. “This is our report, a nation as a whole and therefore it does not belong to the Government machinery per se, we are now obliged to ensure that the findings of this report reaches the people, two years after it has come out,” he commented.

President Koroma to address UNGA amid planned protest

President Koroma and First Lady & delegation arrived in New York on Saturday for 70th UN General Assembly - Jarrah Kawusu-Konte's photo

When Sierra Leone’s President Ernest B. Koroma delivers his address on Tuesday at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he will face a concerted protest by Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA (CSLUSA). In an invitation to Sierra Leoneans in the USA to join Tuesday’s protest outside the UN Headquarters in Manhattan, CSLUSA outlines the following grievances as the basis for their scheduled demonstration, the fourth such action against President Koroma.

Tanzania: Shout-Africa engages with the youth in run up to October elections

Mr. Saddam Khalfan Accountability for Voting Officer addressing his colleagues

One main challenge for politicians in Tanzania as the country is approaching General Elections in October 25th next month is the predetermined place for the youngsters. Shout-africa.com registered itself in two separate activities by students in tertiary institutions of education and there were the same demands; social transformation. On August 29th at the Ubungo Plaza there was a workshop for the youngsters to deliberate on their fate in the wake of the forthcoming General Elections.

Calm and peace urged as Tanzania approaches its General Elections

Presidential aspirant Edward Lowassa (UKAWA)

Tanzanians have been reminded to maintain peace and tranquility during the forthcoming General Elections. The call was part of the deliberations during two days symposia Thursday 13th and 14th August, that were organised by the Civic Education Teachers Association (CETA) in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).