Recently at Dar es Salaam’s Hyatt Hotel, January Makamba, the CCM member of parliament for Bumbuli and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Minerals was invited to speak at the monthly gathering of the influential CEO’s Roundtable. After thanking his hosts for the invitation – he called the forum’s Chairman Ali Mufuruki [...]
The Tanzania Standard Newspapers (TSN), publishers of Daily News and Habari Leo and their sister publications, Sunday News and Habari Leo Jumapili, has today announced the names of its new incoming board of directors which will be chaired by a former civil servant, Mr. William Mukama. One wonders whether other media houses will let us [...]
This has been a confusing month in Tanzanian politics. In Zanzibar, the recently dubbed ‘Maridhiano’ deal between CUF and President Karume is barrelling ahead with little consideration for the consternation it has raised in various camps. Elsewhere, opposition party leaders have been proclaiming some rather complimentary things about President Kikwete, if not his government, in [...]
Civic United Front’s (CUF) Director of Foreign Affairs Jussa Ismail Jussa pushed back against those criticizing his party’s insistence that President Karume’s term be extended beyond October’s elections. He told The Citizen: “Confidence is the key word in solving Zanzibar problems, but the time left is not enough to capture it…We are talking about institutions and individuals that [...]
Serengeti Advisers’ partner, Mr. Aidan Eyakuze, joined Hon. John Cheyo (DP-Bariadi) and the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Hon. Hamad Rashid Mohamed (CUF-Wawi) on the Hamza Kassongo Hour on Sunday 14th June to discuss the government’s 2009/2010 budget. For a summary of his comments, go here and here.
The leading story on the global economic crisis in The Citizen newspaper on May 6th, 2009 is important for two reasons. First, it attempted to put some real numbers on the impact of the global economic crisis on Tanzania’s banking system. The East African Central Bank Governors concluded a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on May [...]
Coming at the heels of news that the government has agreed a possible loan deal with the IMF, The Citizen reports today that local banks are starting to feel the strain of the global financial crisis as some creditors may be unable to pay-off their loans. Money quote: The Citizen has reliably learnt that [...]