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Welcome to FES Tanzania

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Africa Tomorrow  

Africa Tomorrow |

Another Lifetime President in the Heart of Africa?

Current events in the elite politics of the DRC should be of great concern for those who follow developments in the country. Systematic efforts are being made by the Presidency and sections of the Presidential Majority to modify the 2006 constitution or have new one passed by referendum. This would would open the door for a lifetime presidency for Joseph Kabila, a repeat of Mobutuism and risk all political investments of the recent past being being wasted.

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Africa Tomorrow |

The Great Failure of Undergraduate Studies in East Africa

A concise if depressing summary of the ills at East African Universities: "The quality of undergraduate teaching at our universities is deplorable. Ther is a moral failure among our academics". Or:"The process of obtaining a PhD is through learning more and more about less and less until you know everything about nothing".

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Tanzania Today  

Tanzania Today |

Information on Extractive Industries is Key to Society Benefiting from the Sector

"If well managed, natural gas and oil resources can help to ease the problem of unemployment and reduce the high poverty level haunting the majority of Tanzanians", writes Guardian Columnist Henry Muhanika in this column. It is, however, a big "If". He also mentions the FES-Project of the "Tanzania Oil and Gas Wiki" which will serve as a public information platform, a living reference guide for all: politician, officials, researchers, journalists, academics and wananchi.

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Tanzania Today |

How valuable is education, and how expensive?

Today, the mtega blog presents a survey carried out by Gallup, a US-based opinion poll firm, on the quality and value of education in African countries. For Tanzania, the survey shows a startling rate of popular dissatisfaction with the country's secondary school education.  

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FES Tanzania  

FES Tanzania |

Introductory Workshops: "The Tanzania Oil and Gas Wiki"

On August 7 and 8, FES Tanzania held two workshops to introduce its new project “The Tanzania Oil & Gas Wiki” to representatives from Media and Civil Society Organizations.

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FES Tanzania |

YLF Session IV: Economic Challenges of Managing Natural Resource: What Role for Young Leaders?

Tanzania is a resource rich nation, that being the case it stands on the verge of enormous opportunity to invest the revenues from natural resources to job creation, infrastructure development and economic diversification.

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