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Tanzania

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

’5 Networks that Matter in East Africa’

Rakesh Rajani, the head of Tanzanian “citizen-centered initiative”, Twaweza, on the “five key networks that need to be considered and collaborated with in development efforts.” According to the World Bank Blog Rajani’s insights are based on “years of experience working in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.” H/T: Zein Rahemtulla

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Viva Tanzania

For all the gross, lurid news stories or the films you see about fatal  violence against, and neglect of people suffering from albinism in East Africa, this one about Tanzanians electing an albino, Salum Khalfani Barwani, to...

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Africa: The Final Frontier

If you can afford it, you can’t afford to be without it. That would be the tagline for Spears Wealth Management Survey (WMS), a British magazine I had never heard of until yesterday, when I ran across this...

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Video Evidence: Swahili heard on BET

… And it was not on a program about wildlife. BET, the American music and reality TV channel is not usually associated with cosmopolitanism, so when the Tanzanian rapper, Gsan (from the legendary crew, XPlastaz), turned up...

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

FILM / NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM

I like the documentary film programming put out by The National Black Programming Consortium here in the US. They’re also got with programming that explore life on the continent. Like the three films below just...

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY: MACIEJ DAKOWICZ

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

FILM: A PANTHER IN AFRICA

The full film, about a Black Panther who fled Kansas City in the American Midwest in 1970 for a new life in Tanzania (by director Aaron Matthews), is now online.

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