Jamii Forums and the Arrest of Maxence Melo

Tuesday 20th December, 14:30 Chambi Chachage, from Udadisi: Rethinking in Action, joined us to speak about the arrest of Maxence Melo, co-founder of Jamii Forums. Chambi...

The Party Rules and the 2015 Mainland Election in Tanzania

Much has been made of opposition's progress in Tanzania. Here, Yonatan L Morse argues that the CCM remains strong and the opposition still has a...

Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows

Rob Ahearne point to ways in which political space in Tanzania has shrunk to the point where protests are suppressed before they emerge. *** The United...

Why Tanzania’s attacks on free speech break with Nyerere’s legacy

Nick Westcott reflects on increasing attacks on free speech and journalists in Tanzania. He questions President Magufuli's respect for Julius Nyerere's legacy of valuing...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania:...

Does democracy have the same meaning in all places and at all times? Emma Hunter explores this question in her book: Political Thought and...

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

An important site for accountability and representation, or for censorship, fake news and polarisation? George Ogola unpacks how new media platforms have impacted dialogue...

Whose government is it anyway? Uranium extraction in Tanzania

In this blog, James Mitchell argues that the CCM government in Tanzania is helping foreign mining companies to systematically exploit their citizens. James is...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

Tanzania – Is parliament waking up?

Michaela Collord investigates recent goings on in Tanzania, and asks whether there is evidence that the legislature is becoming more willing to stand up...

DIA Book Club: African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Governance

Assata Zerai explains the double displacement of scholarship by African women. In audaciously calling for a transformation in social sciences epistemology, she argues for...