For all of the shortcomings of Nyerere’s regime, his ideas continue to inspire Tanzanians fighting for a more equal and democratic future, over 20 years after his death.
Barbara Gonzalez has no talent for bowing to the inevitable, neither does the word impossible exist in her vocabulary. At just 30, Gonzalez was appointed the CEO of Tanzania’s 20-time Premier League champions Simba Sporting Club, the first ever woman to hold the CEO position in the country’s top-flight league.
International observation will not insulate controversial polls – such as Tanzania’s in October – from malpractices, but will make them less likely and allow them to be exposed.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
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.