Like Others, Tanzania’s Magufuli Is Bound to Fail

Like Others, Tanzania’s Magufuli Is Bound to Fail

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has begun his time in office with a set of high profile policies and a blaze of publicity. The regional and international media has revelled in images of Magufuli sweeping the streets and disciplining civil servants, praising his efforts to reform a political system that has

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Who Will Lead Zimbabwe When Robert Mugabe Finally Cedes Power?

Who Will Lead Zimbabwe When Robert Mugabe Finally Cedes Power?

  On a Friday afternoon in the leafy northern suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, white, sunbaked former farmers gather at the Tin Cup restaurant for a lunch of barbecued ribs and cold Castle lagers, and to talk about the good old days. The owner, Leith Bray, was run off his

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Burkina Faso recalls 10 ambassadors linked to ousted leader

Burkina Faso recalls 10 ambassadors linked to ousted leader

  Burkina Faso’s interim leader Michel Kafando has recalled 10 ambassadors who were appointed by his ousted predecessor and were seen as having close ties to the old regime, the transitional authorities said Monday. The government said some of the recalled diplomats had engaged in “political activism” while others were

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In Zimbwabwe, Zanu-PF Elects Mugabe and Wife to Top Posts

In Zimbwabwe, Zanu-PF Elects Mugabe and Wife to Top Posts

  Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF has confirmed the wife of President Robert Mugabe as the head of the its women’s wing, giving her a seat at the top table of national politics. It also reappointed Mugabe as leader. The ruling party of Zimbabwe elected Grace Mugabe as the new head

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe criticizes his deputy

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe criticizes his deputy

  President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe sharply criticized his vice president, underscoring that she is no longer a favorite to succeed the 90-year-old leader. Mugabe told military leaders and representatives of Zimbabwe’s independence war veterans on Tuesday that Vice President Joice Mujuru was working with the political opposition as well

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How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin

How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin

  In 1989, as East Germany collapsed around him, a KGB spy in Dresden named Vladimir Putin came to some hard conclusions about power and its paralysis—lessons that would later inform his bellicose geopolitics. Just when the Putins left the Soviet Union, that country began to change drastically and irrevocably.

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Birth of a Mugabe dynasty in Zimbabwe?

Birth of a Mugabe dynasty in Zimbabwe?

  The birth of a dynasty is not an easy thing to predict. But many Zimbabweans now seem preoccupied by the tantalising possibility that the Mugabes are seeking to join the list – admittedly a shrinking list – of families who have managed to pass the reins of power across

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Putin’s ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ out of context: aide

Putin’s ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ out of context: aide

  The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More than 30 military vehicles lay in charred piles Tuesday. Villagers said dozens were killed, and some remained unburied. One soldier was blown out of his armored vehicle —

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Salamu za ACT-Tanzania ( Alliance for Change and Transparency- Tanzania) kwa Wananchi wote

Salamu za ACT-Tanzania ( Alliance for Change and Transparency- Tanzania) kwa Wananchi wote

  Ndugu wananachama, wapenzi wa chama na watanzania wote kwa ujumla, tunapenda kuwasalimu kwa salamu inayoashiria mabadiliko na uwazi! Kwanza chama chenu cha Alliance for Change and Transparency ‘ACT-Tanzania’, kinapenda kutoa shukurani za dhati kwa wanachama, wapenzi wa chama na watanzania wote kwa ujumla waliotoa michango yao ya hali na

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Happy Birthday Tanzania: Why we must keep the Union

Happy Birthday Tanzania: Why we must keep the Union

  Tanzania is celebrating its 50th anniversary today following the merger half a century ago of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.  It does so with overwhelming support and calls for the Union to be upheld and improved to ensure its survival and prosperity. Nationally, the Golden Jubilee is being commemorated at the

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