Tanzania’s failure to remove a non-tariff barrier at the Taveta-Holili One-Stop Border Post puts Rwanda and Burundi at a disadvantage and denies Kenya the two transshipment markets.
But for the bureaucracy bedevilling Kenya’s shipping sector, Indian Ocean Island nations could look to Lamu for transhipment while Mombasa has the capacity to attract major shipping lines in order to tap into this emerging business.
The Anthology of the Ebrahim Hussein Poetry Prize 2014–2020 is a great achievement for Prof. Ebrahim Hussein in the creativity it has inspired in ordinary Tanzanians who have shared the poetry in them through this prize.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent visit to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia is a welcome step in the right direction in the US’s reengagement with Africa. However, the “more aid syndrome” is a disconcerting reminder of how the West has historically engaged with the continent.
Kiswahili has not meant the same thing to all Africans everywhere at all times and so the ultimate desired goal behind the drive to adopt it as Africa’s common language has always remained unclear.
For the first time since its reformation in 1999, the East African Community is sending a regional force to the DRC. But can it win where others have failed?
Newly elected President William Ruto has his work cut out crafting a coherent political strategy to address the crises bedevilling the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa.
The ludicrous proposal that every African country should put 30 per cent of its land under “protected areas” by the year 2030 to conserve biodiversity is mere window-dressing to enable Western capitalism to annex over 80 per cent of Africa’s landmass.
Across Africa projects of capitalist extraction still ensure evictions, mass expropriations of land and misery. Today the government of Tanzania wants to expand the space for luxury tourists to enjoy picturesque views of nature – a wildlife fantasy of nature supposedly untouched by humans. Laibor Kalanga Moko and Jonas Bens argue that justification for the dispossession of indigenous communities has shifted from “economic development” to “wildlife conservation”.
While conservation NGOs have condemned the violence meted out against the Maasai in Loliondo, they do not want herders or subsistence hunters on land that they seek to control and profit from and will fight to retain their power with the immense resources at their disposal.
A solution to the Ngorongoro conflict lies in finding consensus through inclusive dialogue.