Our Senior Researcher, Nick Branson was quoted in the East African Newspaper on the impact of the donor community’s threats in regards to the rerun of the Zanzibari elections:
Nick Branson, a senior researcher at the London-based Africa Research Institute, said the comments made by the ambassadors showed their commitment to a negotiated solution to the Zanzibar impasse.
He said other donors may be considering reducing their grants.
“Where Tanzania could pay a political cost is if travel advisories are issued by Western nations. Western nations could advise their citizens against travelling to Zanzibar, resulting in lost income for the exchequer and the people of Zanzibar. This will only compound the economic difficulties facing the Isles,” Mr Branson said.
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