Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
But even with Bernard Membe as its candidate, the Tanzanian opposition would face an uphill task.
Tanzanians are increasingly alarmed at their government’s unscientific approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
There are significant economic and social pull factors behind the popularity of used clothing.
Framing the fight against coronavirus as a spiritual war may stem from a shared sense of discomfort about an adversary without discernible conscience; an impersonal demon.
Rwanda has followed in the footsteps of South Africa scrapping the 18% Value Added Tax on sanitary pads. African countries are taking the step in order to combat period poverty especially for young girls and vulnerable women.
The president is denying his people recourse to the African Court at a time they need it most.