Oct 23rd, 2012
By Tom Savory and Subiro Mwapinga Things are changing in Tanzania. Large gas finds off the country’s coastline look set to shake up a country generally considered in continental economic analysis as stable but unexciting. With big players entering the Tanzanian market, the country finds itself the to...
In DR Congo
Mar 6th, 2011
Nigeria’s former President Gen Olusegun Obasanjo, who is widely credited with helping to end the war in eastern DR Congo in 2009, thought President Joseph Kabila didn’t have the skills to manage such a big country, new information reveals. According to US Diplomatic Cables that were leaked to the whi...
Dec 22nd, 2010
Millions of ballot papers were delivered to south Sudan on Wednesday, removing one uncertainty ahead of a referendum on southern independence scheduled for next month. The January 9 referendum has been fraught with delays and logistical problems, and organisers had feared snowy weather that has snarl...
In East Africa
Dec 19th, 2010
President Jakaya Kikwete, pictured with George Bush in 2008, had his commitment to fighting corruption questioned, according to the cables. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Tanzanian prosecutor investigating worldwide misconduct by BAE, Britain’s biggest arms company, confided to US d...
Nov 23rd, 2010
South Sudanese living in Uganda have received death threats and warnings not to register for a vote on the independence of their region, a development that could undermine the referendum, officials said on Tuesday. Staff from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) running the registration...
In Facts about Africa
Nov 6th, 2010
Tanzania has been spared the internal strife that has blighted many African states. Though it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with many of its people living below the World Bank poverty line, it has had some success in wooing donors and investors. Tanzania assumed its present form ...