Tanzania’s six-year ban on political rallies shows how the president’s power can override the constitution.
Rising temperatures and extreme weather pose an existential threat to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, but widespread discussion is needed for meaningful change.
The decolonisation process was to take place rapidly during the reign of Elizabeth II.
Hassan is winning party loyalists, and has launched a diplomatic charm offensive ahead of 2025 polls.
Human waste created the landscape for a medieval Indian Ocean trading port and may eventually have led to its demise.
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s stories suggest that it is important to see others in relation to ourselves, to perceive their right of abode even if they cannot claim national belonging.
Gurnah won the prize for his “uncompromising and compassionate” look at the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees”.
The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends.
She has been described as compassionate, rational and calm – attributes that are a far departure from her former boss.
Scientists thought there was only one sixgill sawshark species – until now.
While sometimes intolerant of criticism, Nyerere tended to respond with argument rather than force.
Drones are being used to combat malaria in Zanzibar.
When children are drawn into their countries’ informal justice systems, their human rights are often threatened.
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO’s two-hour time threshold.
Tanzania faces the challenge of conserving forests in a developing country with a rapidly expanding population.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
Island philosophies can be used to decolonise university courses and teaching. They can also advance sustainable development models and, ultimately, achieve responsible tourism.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The case of Zanzibar shows that, given certain political conditions, even low-income countries in Africa can introduce and pay for a universal pension programme.
Union Day is celebrated in Tanzania and Zanzibar on April 26 every year, but there is little unity to speak of between the islands and the mainland today