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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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Debt and corruption in Tanzania: a response By Sir Edward Clay

Sir Edward Clay, former British High Commissioner to Uganda and Kenya, penned a response to our previous blog "Debt and corruption in Tanzania"
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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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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.
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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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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.