Leaders pitch for small scale farmers at an agricultural forum

The Christian Holy Book talks of use of ox-plough several times both in its Old and New Testament but for Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, nothing testifies of the backwardness of African agriculture than the continued urging of farmers to switch from using hand hoe to ox-ploughing. “It is now over [...]

Yes to Kilimo Kwanza: Tanzania’s Green Revolution, but for whose benefit?

Recently Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete visited the US, as an invitee to the G8 summit, a group of the most powerful nations in the world. His visit has fuelled some debates with positive and negative views. A few days letter journalists were invited to the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam to receive good news [...]

Striking doctors in Tanzania attracts attention

The ongoing doctors’ strike in Tanzania has been cited as a problem of lacking negotiation techniques on the two parts the Government on one side and doctors on the other. But even more is the fact that the strike is just a reflection of how Tanzanians at large are dissatisfied with how things are run [...]

Tanzanian Minister suffers possible poison attack

The Deputy Minister of Infrastructure in the Tanzanian government of President Jakaya Kikwete, Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe has been flown to India after suffering from a mysterious skin disease that is believed to be an effect of poisonous infection. Dr. Mwakyembe a professional lawyer and former senior lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam before [...]

Tanzania bows to donors- over graft

Tanzania’s anti-corruption bureau has at last released the state-of-corruption report amid mounting pressure from foreign donors- who threatened to withhold aid unless its findings were made public. In his desperate bid to salvage the country from further aid freeze, amid surging financial strains, President Jakaya Kikwete did not take chances-he ordered immediate release of the [...]

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