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2013 In Review: Tanzania’s Loliondo Land Dispute Is Far From Over

Crossing the dusty plains, draped in red and black cloth with a stick in hand to control unruly cattle, Maasai men continue to leave the village in search of jobs, while women are left to fight for their land. A

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#RightsMedia story: Obama and democracy in Tanzania, the next chapter

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Once a beacon of stability in a region of turmoil, Tanzania is an emerging economy with serious democratic flaws. On the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the East African nation, many Tanzanians are left

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#RightsMedia doc: #Tanzania ‘s #renegade #opposition MP

Part 3: Godbless Lema was elected to parliament in Tanzania to represent the constituency of Arusha-Urban. Since his 2010 election, Lema has been arrested and charged several times by police, making him unable to fulfill his mandate. As an elected

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#RightsMedia doc: #Tanzania ‘s #burgeoning #youth #opposition

Part 2: 27-year-old Nanyaro Ephata is a Chadema (political opposition party in Tanzania) youth leader based in Arusha. He organizes party youth to rally behind elected members of parliament when they visit the region to speak. Ephata accuses the governing

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#RightsMedia doc: The #rise of #Tanzania ‘s #opposition #Chadema party

Part 1: Chadema (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo – Party for Democracy and Progress) is the political opposition in Tanzania’s parliament. A bombing at a Chadema rally in Arusha on June 15, 2013, the day before a by-election, caused four

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#RightsMedia story: Tanzanian youth rising

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Despite statements made by the Tanzanian government to discredit the opposition and blame unemployed “idle youths” or “rioters” for actions taken against the state, the governing CCM party’s public relations campaign seems doomed to fail. The CCM (Chama

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