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Stories about Tanzania

16 August 2015

Watch Out For the Most Tightly Contested Election in Tanzania's History

"Lowassa is a Maasai Robin Hood. Or Tanzanian El Chapo. Look at the hands he touches and not the toes he stepped on."

29 July 2015

Africans Take Jabs at One Another With #IfAfricaWasABar Hashtag

"If Africa was a bar, what would your country be drinking/doing?," Siyanda- Panda, a writer from Botswana, asked on Twitter.

26 July 2015

Reality TV's New Stars Are Tanzanian Farmers

"Female Food Heroes" is a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.

17 July 2015

Explaining the Appeal of the Song ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ Across Africa and Beyond

"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" means "Lord Bless Africa" but its message resonates at a deeper level for many Africans and non-Africans alike.

15 June 2015

Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.

13 June 2015

Zanzibar's ‘Solar Mamas’ Flip the Switch on Rural Homes and Gender Roles

Hundreds of households on the Tanzanian island without access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers.

17 April 2015

Tanzania's Cyber Crime Bill Gives More Power to Police, Less to People

Global Voices Advocacy

Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.

9 March 2015

Can Mock Hunts Save Lions in Kenya and Tanzania?

Maasai warriors and biologists are teaming up in Kenya and Tanzania to defuse human-lion conflict in Kenya.

17 December 2014

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

Rising Voices

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

26 February 2014

8 Dishes From Africa We Dare You To Try

Who knew mice, maggots, frogs or raw blood could be so yummy?

18 February 2014

10 Dishes From Sub-Saharan Africa Everyone Needs to Try

To celebrate Global Voices' Food Month, take a look at these ten mouthwatering recipes from Sub-Saharan Africa, like injera, a spongy flat bread.

5 February 2014

8 Irresistible Food Blogs From Sub-Saharan Africa

Looking for a new recipe? Take a look at this sample of eight outstanding food blogs in Africa.

11 December 2013

#52ThingsAboutTanzania to Celebrate 52 Years of Independence

Tanzania mainland celebrated 52 years of independence on December 9, 2013. To celebrate, started the hashtag #52ThingsAboutTanzania to share facts and figures about the country.

23 October 2013

Only Football Divides Tanzania

The Bridge

Tanzania prides itself on its unassailable ethnic and religious unity. But on the day of the Dar es Salaam Derby, neutrality takes a back seat to passionate fandom.

27 September 2013

GV Face: Retweeting Terrorists? The Westgate Mall Attacks

GV Face

In this week's edition of our Google Hangout series GV Face, we discuss the role of social media in the aftermath of the devastating attack in Kenya.

13 September 2013

Tanzania's Parliament Turns Into a Boxing Ring

Recently, a member of parliament became embroiled in a physical altercation with security officers. It's not the first time matters have ended in a brawl in Tanzania's parliament.

21 August 2013

Demolition for Progress? Tanzania's Historical Buildings and Monuments Could Face Ax

A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.

14 August 2013

UK Press Coverage of Zanzibar Acid Attack Risks Inflaming Religious Tensions

The UK press coverage of acid attack on two British girls in Zanzibar is misleading to the families of the two girls and risks inflaming religious tensions in Tanzania.

1 August 2013

DREAM Helps Reduce AIDS Cases in Africa

An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.

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