Zanzibar will never be the same again come March 20

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Reports from Pemba Island , a stronghold of the Zanzibar opposition, have said the islanders have been waiting for a whistle from their iconic leader,  the Civic United Front (CUF) general secretary and  presidential contender in the annulled October 25 election, Maalim Seif Shariff Hamad, to “take appropriate action” as […]

Baina ya Sahrawi, Timor ya Mashariki na Zanzibar pana mstari mwembamba

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Mwaka 2005 nilialikwa na Shirika la Utamaduni na Sayansi la Umoja wa Mataifa (UNESCO) kuwa sehemu ya timu ya vijana wanaokaribia 20 kutoka maeneo yanayofanana duniani kote, kushiriki semina juu ya “Vijana na Ujenzi wa Amani Ulimwenguni” iliyofanyika kwenye mji mkuu wa mkoa wa Comarca, katikati ya jimbo la Catalonia, […]

Rais Magufuli, unaifumbia macho dhuluma na hatutakuelewa

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Katika makala hii, nakusudia kupitia machache katika maneno ya hekima na busara yaliyowahi kusemwa na wanafikara na wanaharakati wa ukombozi duniani kuhusu uhalisia wa saikolojia ya mkandamizaji na mkandamizwaji. Kupitia tafakuri hii nakusudia kuwatia moyo Wazanzibari kwamba wamefika wakati wametambua namna ya kujinasua kutoka makucha ya madhalimu baada ya kupiga […]

CUF yaamua kutoshiriki ‘uchaguzi’ wa Machi 20

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…..limesikitishwa na kitendo cha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Dk. John Pombe Magufuli, kukwepa dhamana na wajibu wake kama Mkuu wa Nchi na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu kwa kuiacha njiani kazi aliyoianza ya kutafuta ufumbuzi wa mkwamo wa uchaguzi Zanzibar. Baraza Kuu linamtaka Rais Magufuli kujitathmini na kujiuliza […]

Elections on Zanzibar: An exercise in futility

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While President Magufuli works around the clock to cut waste within Tanzania’s government, he appears to have overlooked a political crisis on the Zanzibar isles, where a “rogue” election commissioner is preparing to waste time, money and good will on a pointless vote with a predetermined outcome.