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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:37 AM

  This is very worrysome news. President Magufuli is trying to eliminate all internal dissent.It is terrible for his countries' image.He simply looks like another African big man.

 

http://allafrica.com...1606090209.html


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:06 AM

This is very positive news because all these billions eliminated on corruption can be used sensibly in improving infrastructure; of course we all applaud this.

http://allafrica.com...1605250722.html


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 09:50 AM

This is strong evidence of just what an African government can accomplish when it has a serious interest in technology. Wouldn't we like to see more African governments going in the same direction?

 

http://allafrica.com...1606200085.html



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:34 AM

Personally, I regard this as a positive development because as we know Mahale is a ver expensive place to get to.Furthermore, in the long term it will enable the villagers to develop their economy beyond tourism. It will facilitate the shipment of goods to Mahale.It doesn't mean by any means that Mahale is going to be overrun by tourists. Please keep in mind that the number of permits to see chimps will remain limited. Besides Greystoke there is only one other lodge for tourists, so it will take years to construct more lodges.

 

 

http://dailynews.co....ark-goes-global


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:19 AM

This is yet another step in the right direction. Obviously these criminals are working in collusion with senior police officials.The Tanzanian government is gradually cracking down on them.This is quite positive for the country's image.However,I will also post on various developments in Tanzania which aren't so great.

 

http://allafrica.com...1606270157.html



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:18 AM

This is again a positive report that Tanzanian government continues its war on poaching.As this article points out the poachers are also part of syndicates which traffic in drugs as well as illegal firearms. 

 

http://dailynews.co....erpol-operation



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:53 AM

I wish that other African governments would openly fight against AGM and prohibit child marriage. In my own experience Africans today are overwhelmingly opposed to both.

 

http://allafrica.com...1607111001.html



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

in march Chatham house came out with a report

 

please see https://www.chathamhouse.org  go to research then regions , then Africa  A ANYIMADI  POLITICS AND DEVELOPMENT IN TANZANIA SHIFTING THE STATUS  QUO

 

 

I just came across  it in a news item on a sth African research  foreign policy NGO


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:32 AM

there is an interesting report from Chatham House please  see http://www.chathamhouse.org   POLITICS AND DEVELOPMENT IN TANZANIA SHIFTING THE STATUS QUO

 

Sorry my link does not work

 

although John Magufuli was a minister in the previous government he was not expected to be the candidate for president

 

his new approach to be more open , honest  and concentrate on basic needs   has great public support, but is resisted amongst the established political order

 

the established  order still has some power and it is unclear if the approach  of J M will prevail


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:11 AM

I'm frankly terribly worried that Magufuli's administration is slowly destroying multiparty democracy, and Tanzania is rapidly becoming an authoritarian state. i wonder if Magufuli is just another big man? 



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:30 AM

the election monitoring reports were very bad

 

voting for the one party for decades is not a healthy democracy

 

freedom house lists the nation as only partly frees

 

the statistics act came into force on 2 nov 2015  which is a poor sign  

 

you can find an assessment of it at http://www.twawega.org


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:37 AM

This is positive news regarding the prosecution of the infamous ivory queen. She will not be let off and faces a very long and stiff sentence. Again this is sending a strong message that no matter how wealthy and well connected one is nobody can get away with ivory poaching in Tanzania. We could only expect that the Tanzanian government become stricter and tougher in the future.

 

http://allafrica.com...1609090172.html



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:46 AM

great  they  took the time necessary to build the case  so she gets a long,long time in jail


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Posted 15 September 2016 - 06:51 AM

As I've said before,this is very encouraging because it sends a very strong message to poaching syndicates.  We can also see that the current Tanzanian government really does mean business. We can look forward to elephant numbers increasing noticeably in the next 5 years,and sizeably in 10. 



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 07:43 AM

The DAILY NEWS reports  that the former boss of Tanzanian ports  and 3 other port  officials  have been charged with receiving a massive bribe over the construction of an oil pipeline 

 

this is not a good look


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:54 AM

http://allafrica.com...1610310607.html

 

 

        This more good news because John Magufuli continues to show no mercy in his war on corruption,and especially poaching. One can expect that the numbers of elephants will again the next five years,and especially in the next ten. I also believe that Tanzania is pursuing the same strategy of building up high end,up market as Botswana has done. I don't think this is necessarily a bad think because it will certainly aide efforts against poaching. I'll never forget visiting Ngorongoro Crater and marveling at seeing the rangers at the rim of crater armed with Ak-47s,telescopes,and driving Land Cruisers. The point is because Ngorongoro Crater gets as many visitors more or less as Ruaha National Park gets in a whole year. More tourists does bring in better security.

 

Please don't forget that travel agents both abroad and in Tanzania will come up with ways not to pass that rise in the Vat to their clients. Furthermore, there will always be ways to take cheaper safaris without seeing less wildlife or losing the wilderness 'vibe". I'm constantly finding new ones right here on Safaritalk. 


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

The "ivory queen" may have had her trial delayed,but she can't avoid it. Furthermore, I know another source that she has already confessed. If such a major figure responsible for poaching can fall then others must be terrified. I'm only hoping that other African countries such as Mozambique,and Zimbabwe where poaching is really severe would adopt the current Tanzanian government's hard line approach. As I mentioned in another post I simply can't understand how Tanzania can continue to allow elephant hunting,especially since the United States has banned all imports of elephant trophies. I expect other countries to follow.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201611060096.html 



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

President Magufuli is showing relentless drive and determination in his war against poachers. I'm looking forward to my visit next year because I'll have the opportunity to talk to Tanzanians about how they feel about him and his sincere drive to cut waste,inefficiency and corruption. He is an inspiration to all of us. Furthermore,it will take at least 5 years but the elephant population will gradually rise again. I hope that he has the support of African parks.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201610310643.html 



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:16 AM

It's interesting that the current Tanzanian government is admitting something that we all know very well that Ngongoro Crater National Park is overcrowded with tourists,and vehicles. It's understandably said it needs to develop wildlife tourism in the South and West of the country. Ngongoro Crater National Park is a place that nobody goes to visit more than once.

 

http://allafrica.com...1612140373.html


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:15 PM

http://www.tanzanias...uota-by-50.html

 

  This is genuinely encouraging news because it shows that the Tanzanian government realizes that due to poaching the current quotas for elephant hunting are simply not sustainable. They realize that the number of elephants taken by hunters has to fall. It's especially good news because Dallas Hunt Club, National Rifle Association and other organizations were so sure that now that Trump has been elected President that they would be able to import elephant trophies from Tanzania,and that the ban on ivory would be lifted. Frankly, ending the ban on ivory and allowing elephant trophies to be imported from Tanzania would be sheer lunacy. Of course the hunters want more sustainable use ( hunting) to go on in Tanzania despite the massive drop in elephant numbers. They are just crazy. 







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