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Tanzania: Cattle trails become dangerous erosion ‘super-highways’

A community reporting project with Tanzanian high school students, and aspiring journalists, Loomoni Morwo, 19, Agnes Daniel, 18, for FRW. Jeremiah Chuma stares down into a chasm. He is standing only a stone’s throw from his family home in Ngarash,

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Tanzanian journalist benefits from Canadian capacity building efforts

ARUSHA, Tanzania – The radio speaker cackles with static as Rotlinde Achimpota turns the dial, before stopping at 93 FM  ̶ Mambo Jambo Radio, affectionately known to its listeners as MJ. The voice of a young broadcaster is heard reporting

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Saving Tanzania’s Underground Hip Hop Scene

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Jun 18 2014 (IPS) – Inside a dark, cramped, music studio on Arusha’s hillside slum of Kijenge Juu, a thumping hip hop beat rattles the window-less room. A soft-spoken 26-year-old who goes by the name Raf MC steps up

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Tanzania: The Crop Doctor is in the Market

Dark clouds fill the sky, blocking the view of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Rain pours down on the bustling market in Himo town, about 100 kilometres east of Arusha. Farmers come from all over northern Tanzania to visit the bi-weekly “plant

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Media Literacy Talks for Tanzania’s Youth

I’m on the back of a boda-boda motorcycle taxi, heading uphill, when my driver, Nuru, points out the drive-way leading to the house of Tanzania’s former prime minister and current presidential hopeful, Edward Lowassa. Not even five seconds after we

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Tanzania: Intercropping and companion planting get results

Just three kilometres south of Arusha’s dusty, congested streets, the village of Engo Sengiu sits at the end of a long, bumpy dirt road, surrounded by fertile farmland. The village’s rutted roads are bordered everywhere by lush, green vegetation invigorated

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Tanzania: Wise Women Farmers Adapt to Changing Times

On the slopes of Mount Meru, Grace Marko feeds her cows by placing grass and water directly into their trough. This method of zero grazing, in which she keeps her livestock in an enclosed, shaded area, means her cows remain

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