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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

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

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

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

Every November in Tanzania, hundreds of thousands of Form Four (or Grade Ten) students make millions of tiny pencil marks and ooze litres..

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

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

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

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

Flash from the past

Behind a set of imposing wooden doors and in a building teeming with antiquity, lies an invaluable collection of historical documents:..

August 12, 2011 with 0 Comments

Poaching in Tanzania’s game parks

With cameras in tow and binoculars ready, I embrace the Tanzanian tourist trap I fell into and peer out the roof of our truck to admire two..

January 28, 2011 with 0 Comments