The deaths have important symbolic value and have been associated with shifts in COVID-19 policies in some countries.
Men did more unpaid care work during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
Cyril Ramaphosa harnessed the African Union’s COVID-19 response.
An effective regional approach to combating COVID-19 has seen Africa avoid the worst so far.
Technology has been key in tackling fraud.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
A Maasai man receives a call on his mobile phone.
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Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal decision ends years of confusion over the status of prisoners on death row.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Mr Albinism Kenya Jairus Ongetta (L) and Miss Albinism Kenya Loise Lihanda pose at the Mr and Miss Albinism East Africa pageant.
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Because of their appearance, people with albinism in Tanzania are often socially excluded and frequently (and sometimes violently) discriminated against.
Railway bridge over the river on the border with Tanzania.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
Vendors sell fruits and vegetables at an informal food market.
When it comes to food safety solutions, models which enforce bans and regulations don’t fit.
Cyclone Kenneth caused significant damage to Mozambique, the Comoros Islands and Tanzania in 2019.
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Land-falling tropical cyclones are rare in Tanzania so past events are outside the memory of most.
Tanzania’s Mbwana Samatta (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match with Kenya in Cairo.
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National sports victories increase nationalism and national pride, but can also influence attitudes towards refugees.
Young women at an ELA club in Tanzania.
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This research provides fresh insights into strategies that can be used to improve the lives of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.
Supporters of ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM - Party of the Revolution) drive with the party’s flag on their heads on a motorcycle.
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There may be significant limitations to the political reform that can be realised by new president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan inspects a military parade following her swearing-in as the country’s first female president on March 19, 2021 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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She has been described as compassionate, rational and calm – attributes that are a far departure from her former boss.
President John Magufuli of Tanzania passed away at the age of 61. His government had played down the existence of COVID-19.
The president leaves behind a legacy of extremes, on the one hand, a leader who wanted to create a better country for his people, and on the other, a ruthless authoritarian.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli played the long political game.
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He came into office with a reputation for making broken systems work, but as he began his second presidential term John Magufuli became known as a ruthless and ambitious authoritarian.
Two men work their maize crop in Uganda’s Kapchorwa district.
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The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.
Benno Ndulu at a World Institute for Development Economics Research forum in Poland in 2013.
Ndulu has left big shoes to fill. Tanzania now has to focus on creating an environment where citizens with his foresight, ability, and expertise can thrive.