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Forty years of Tanzania’s constitution: Is the 1977 katiba still fit for purpose? By Nick Branson

On the 40th anniversary of the adoption of Tanzania’s first permanent constitution, Nick Branson points to where this distinctive document shows significant signs of strain.
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Tanzania: Division and Derision in the United Republic

The opening of the National Assembly on 17 November follows the inauguration of a new president, John Magufuli. Yet three weeks after Tanzanians went to the polls, Zanzibar is still mired in a political crisis, says Nick Branson.
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An improbable “liberation” – How Tanzania’s ruling party lost a rural stronghold By Michaela Collord

Ahead of elections in Tanzania, Michaela Collord suggests that opposition candidates might have success in the Central Zone, traditionally a support base of the ruling party.
Nick Branson of Africa Research Institute writes on Taznaznia's proposed constitution or Katiba for Geographical Magazine
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Geographical Magazine, 23 March 2015

This Geographical Magazine op-ed by ARI senior researcher Nick Branson explores the background to the upcoming Tanzanian constitutional referendum as a parallel to the West Lothian Question in the UK.
Constitutional Reform Timeline Nyerere Kikwete
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Timeline: Constitutional Reform in Tanzania

This interactive timeline allows you to explore Tanzania’s long history of “hesitant and disjointed” constitutional reform.