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Africa Research Institute

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Debt and corruption in Tanzania

On 30 November 2015, a landmark judgement saw Standard Bank fined US$25.2 million. Nick Branson considers whether this level of reparations is appropriate, and how those implicated might be held to account for their actions.
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Tanzanian Affairs, 1 January 2016

Our Senior Researcher, Nick Branson 's blog "Tanzania: Division and Derision in the United Republic" was referenced in the Journal of Tanzanian Affairs.
10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute
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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.
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Flooding in Freetown: a failure of planning?

In September 2015 floods in Freetown killed seven people and rendered several thousand homeless. Jamie Hitchen explores the systematic failings of city management that exacerbate the problems caused by heavy rainfall.
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Polls apart? Seven parallels between Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

Some 7,000km and three time zones separate Côte D’Ivoire and Tanzania. As they both go to the polls on 25 October 2015 to elect a new president, Nick Branson suggests seven intriguing commonalities.