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What lesson can Tanzania learn from Malawi?
Telesphor R. Magobe - 8/30/2006
I have a habit of waking up early in the morning and reading. A few days ago I happened to read about jurisdiction and immunity to prosecution in Tanzania. The morning was too short for me to read more about this enthralling area but I managed to cover topics like presidency, diplomats, judicial officers, minors and parliamentary immunities.

Kadhi Courts in Tanzania
Telesphor R. Magobe - 8/28/2006
Arguments that having Kadhi Courts in Tanzania mainland could lead to division rather than unity in the country have prompted mixed sentiments among different believers or members of the public in general. Those who support the idea (mainly Muslims) argue that to be opposed to the idea of the Kadhi Courts is evidently to have an ill-will against the Muslim community. That was what I understood when I heard of their arguments.

Another way of looking at Sauper's controversial documentary
Telesphor R. Magobe - 8/24/2006
I leave it to each one of us judge Hubert Sauper's controversial documentary Darwin Nightmare. But it is important that we don't seek to blindly wriggle off the hook when we face a challenge. It is clear that documentary has come under scathing attack in Tanzania only after President Jakaya Kikwete's monthly speech in Mwanza at the end of July this year in which he said the film had tarnished our country's image.

Nature Cycle: Organic Farming In Tanzania
Telesphor R. Magobe - 6/8/2006
Environmental degradation in Tanzania is increasing at an alarming pace due to mainly human factors. Destructive human activities such as deforestation, intensive grazing, dumping of toxic wastes, regular application of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides have negative effects on bio-diversity and ecosystems. These phenomena are neither congruent with agricultural productivity nor socio-economic progress.

Organic Farming: The Appropriate Agricultural Model For Tanzania
Telesphor R. Magobe - 6/2/2006
FOR a long time, conventional (or industrial) agriculture has been equated with sustainable agriculture to be implemented in Africa with a view that its optimal yields, competitiveness and efficiency outweigh far its disadvantages. It has been highly regarded by North America and Europe as the only agricultural model to enable the continent to cope with contemporary global trade demands, be self-sufficient in terms of food security and animal husbandry management. Its adoption in Africa also provides a stable market for industrial agricultural inputs that are produced abroad such as farm machinery, synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and fabricated seeds.1

Tanzania’s Public Order Institutions Accused Of Violating Human Rights
Telesphor R. Magobe - 9/19/2005
There was a time when Tanzania had a repute of protecting and promoting human rights and thus being an example of human rights advocacy. The repute made the country known and respected internationally as one of the most peaceful nations in the world. Unfortunately, this eminence is waning due to increasing incidents of human rights violations in the country.

Tanzania: Politics Of Success Beside The Plight Of The People
Telesphor R. Magobe - 9/6/2005
The introduction of multi-party politics in Tanzania in 1992 was a positive step towards building a democratic and good governance state. This paradigm shift was welcome by the majority of Tanzanians, for it did not only "end" monolithic party politics but also opened up a new outlook and challenge of political pluralism, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. Tanzania has embarked on political pluralism and economic liberalisation, which are geared towards developing equitable democracy and macro-economics. Democracy does not only mean a state with a popular or majority rule...



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