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Tanzania’s Women in Resistance

Brielle Morgan Feb. 12 In January I filed a story about resistance to gender-based violence in Tanzania. Reporting the story was a..

March 19, 2014 with 0 Comments

Witnessing mob violence in Dar es Salaam

In Kariakoo everyone’s hustling. The wild, sprawling Dar es Salaam market is the biggest in Tanzania. It’s the kind of place where you..

February 19, 2014 with 3 Comments

Lengo: a worthy goal

By: Jared Knoll ARUSHA – Hope can be hard to come by for children in Sub-Saharan Africa, but one Tanzanian man has gone back to his..

February 11, 2014 with 0 Comments

African youth fight poverty through education

By: Jared Knoll “I believe that this young, brave and educated generation can make change in society and make the world a better..

January 30, 2014 with 1 Comment

Fighting gender violence in Dar es Salaam — 16 days and beyond

By: Brielle Morgan DAR ES SALAAM – It’s a delicate thing, asking someone to speak about their experience of gender-based violence...

January 14, 2014 with 1 Comment

The forgotten genocide of the Zanzibar revolution

Wandering through the narrow, labyrinthine streets of Stone Town, past men languidly sipping unfiltered coffee or crowded around a game of..

January 12, 2014 with 3 Comments

Diving to new depths of human rights

By: Jared Knoll ZANZIBAR – Working for human rights is not the exclusive domain of the 30 per cent of our world that is dry land. In the..

January 6, 2014 with 0 Comments

Art and environmentalism, haven for local youth

By: Jared Knoll ARUSHA – Environmental pollution is a burgeoning problem in East Africa, from toxic landfills to widespread..

December 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

Press Freedom in the East African Community: 2013 Rankings

By Rosella Chibambo

December 18, 2013 with 0 Comments

On the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: Tanzanian sex workers face violence and stigma

By Rosella Chibambo

December 17, 2013 with 0 Comments

Challenges to press freedom in Tanzania: a primer

While Tanzania is not the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist, there are serious, and sometimes deadly, challenges to..

December 11, 2013 with 0 Comments

Tanzania celebrates independence and Madiba

By: Roohi Sahajpal DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania marked its 52nd Independence Day in Dar es Salaam on Monday with celebrations and a..

December 10, 2013 with 0 Comments

Memories of WWII refugees live on in Tanzania

ARUSHA – On the fringes of a small Tanzanian village called Tengeru lie buried 150 Polish war refugees, who did their best to make a..

November 28, 2013 with 8 Comments

How Tanzania is failing its students

By: Brielle Morgan Every November in Tanzania, hundreds of thousands of Form Four (or Grade Ten) students make millions of tiny pencil..

November 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

Alternative access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence

By: Rosella Chibambo MWANZA – At a chance meeting in a hotel lounge in Mwanza, a local lawyer had this to say about human rights..

November 15, 2013 with 0 Comments

Tanzanian media seek reprieve in war on press freedom

By: Jared Knoll In this podcast, Jared Knoll interviews several prominent Tanzanian journalists, including Zephania Ubwani, Jonathon Njaidi..

November 14, 2013 with 0 Comments

Child trafficking victims left behind in Tanzania

            By: Roohi Sahajpal Dar es Salaam – I’m greeted at the gate of The Daughters of Mary..

November 11, 2013 with 1 Comment

Rallies for the resurrected line pockets of the pious

By: Jared Knoll Arusha – Pastor Josephat Gwagima is an internationally renowned Christian preacher who holds rallies and markets his..

October 25, 2013 with 0 Comments

Access to education for Tanzanians with Albinism: Mahenda Kulwa’s new beginning

By Rosella Chibambo MWANZA, Tanzania – It was the day before the first day of school when Mahenda Kulwa introduced himself. The..

October 21, 2013 with 0 Comments

The human cost of poaching

By: Jared Knoll  “We will die. My family and I will die. We cannot live without elephants,” said Godfrey Mashaka, a local safari..

October 16, 2013 with 0 Comments

The Tanzanian CV: The Devil is in the details

By: Brielle Morgan TANZANIA – During a slow morning in the newsroom, Pascal Massae asked me to help him with his CV. The tall,..

October 13, 2013 with 0 Comments

Tanzanian government bans nation’s largest newspaper

By: Chris Oke DAR ES SALAAM – Yesterday, Tanzanian newspaper stands welcomed back an old friend: Mwananchi newspaper returned from a..

October 12, 2013 with 1 Comment

Human rights activists in Tanzania fight to abolish death penalty

By: Roohi Sahajpal DAR ES SALAAM – Today, human rights activists around the world commemorate the 11th annual World Day Against the..

October 10, 2013 with 0 Comments

A safe home for abused Tanzanian girls

By Adam Bemma ARUSHA, Tanzania – Welcome to Pippi House. Karibu sana. Please feel at home. This is Tanzania’s only safe house for..

September 20, 2013 with 0 Comments

Corruption: an endemic feature of Tanzanian society

According to a recent survey conducted by Transparency International, one in four people have paid a bribe to a public body in the last..

September 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

When one human right trumps another: Water vs. property rights

Teri Fikowski Imagine two men knock on your door one morning and tell you they are pushing your property line back four meters. No consent,..

September 17, 2013 with 0 Comments

Tackling Development in Tanzania

by Adam Bemma ARUSHA, Tanzania — As a boy growing up in Tanzania, Juma Kittyler never gave the game of rugby much thought. In fact,..

September 16, 2013 with 0 Comments

St Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes

By Adam Bemma ARUSHA, Tanzania – Every Monday morning as the sun rises, 8-year-old Kelvin Mushi wakes up and puts on his neatly-pressed..

September 12, 2013 with 0 Comments

The many faces of Tanzania

The temperature was stifling, as most afternoons in Tanzania tend to be. I looked up for some relief and sure enough the ceiling fan was..

September 5, 2013 with 0 Comments

Zanzibar’s dirty laundry

By: Teri Fikowski You know the feeling you’re in a situation you probably shouldn’t be?  Well that’s exactly where I..

July 11, 2013 with 0 Comments

For Street Children in Tanzania Danger Lurks in Many Places

By Teri Fikowski When police in Tanzania promised to launch an investigation into accusations officers were raping street children..

July 11, 2013 with 0 Comments

Hyena Ground

by Terri Fikowski I’d seen poverty in my first few weeks in Africa.  I mean, who wouldn’t expect to witness some form of..

June 3, 2013 with 0 Comments

A modern day Mother Teresa: Tanzania’s Sister Martha

By Adam Bemma ARUSHA, Tanzania – Meet Martha Mganga. She’s a 50-year-old Tanzanian woman with albinism. She’s not afraid to use..

May 21, 2013 with 2 Comments

The rising cost of safe transportation in Dar es Salaam

by Ashley Koen Let me describe for you a typical daily experience using the public transit system in Dar es Salaam. At any given time, any..

May 21, 2013 with 0 Comments

Indigenous art and culture in Arusha

              By Adam Bemma Located inside the historical Arusha Declaration Museum, near the Uhuru..

May 21, 2013 with 0 Comments

World Press Freedom Day in Tanzania

Every May 3, journalists, activists and media organizations in developing countries around the world acknowledge the importance of World..

May 6, 2013 with 1 Comment