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Africa Tomorrow  

Africa Tomorrow |

Is ISIS allied to or influencing African Jihadi Groups?

In August 2014, Africa’s spy chiefs met in Nairobi as part of the African Union’s Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA). They expressed deep concern about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the likelihood that the radical outfit might influence the continent’s own jihadist insurgents. However, for now,  it appears that the group's appeal is limited in Africa where many radical Islamists have established connections to ISIS's competitor Al-Qaeda.  

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Burkinabe Democracy

For the past week, tens of thousands of people in Burkina Faso have taken to the streets of their capital to protest a planned parliamentary vote to alter the country’s democratic constitution, which would allow President Blaise Compaoré to remain in power for another term. According to Johnnie Carson, the current turmoil in Ouagadougou bears considerable relevance for the whole African continent. If Compaoré is allowed to manipulate and subvert his country’s constitution, there are probably a half dozen African leaders waiting in the wings to try to do the same, he argues.

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Tanzania Today  

Tanzania Today |

Is Ukawa following Kenya’s Rainbow Coalition footsteps?

With the decision to go to the 2015 General Election together as one, Tanzania's major opposition parties seemingly emulate Kenya's former Rainbow Coalition that was founded by the country's opposition leaders ahead of the 2002 elections to set an end to the long-lasting presidency of Daniel arap Moi. However, whether the alliance between Chadema, CUF, NCCR-Mageuzi and NLD will also be able to win elections remains to be seen.  

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Tanzania Today |

Referendum possible by next April, says JK

President Jakaya Kikwete has said the referendum on Tanzania's proposed Constitution could be held in April next year. "If things go as per our plans, the referendum will be held any time in April next year,” a statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communication circulated to the media yesterday quoted the President.

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FES Tanzania  

FES Tanzania |

Young Leaders Regional Forum

From 25th to 27th October the Young Leaders Regional Forum held its Annual Conference at the Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam to discuss the topic of “Regional Security and Local Grievances in East Africa”. The persistence of the post Cold War phenomenon of violent intra- state conflicts on the African continent illustrates that this topic has to be addressed by young leaders seeking to promote democracy and development in their countries, as without peace neither of the two can be realised.

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YLF Block Session II

From 12th to 16th September the Young Leaders Forum [YLF] trainees convened in Dar es Salaam for the second block session.

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