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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: From Democracy to Autocracy? by Zitto Kabwe

Zitto Kabwe, party leader of ACT-Wazalendo and the Member of Parliament for Kigoma Urban constituency, argues that while the United Republic of Tanzania is a youthful and dynamic nation, beneath the surface not all is well.
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Elections on Zanzibar: an exercise in futility

A political crisis on Zanzibar – where a “rogue” election commissioner is preparing to waste time, money and goodwill on a vote with a predetermined outcome – is being overlooked by President Magufuli, argues Nick Branson.
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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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.
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.
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