Category: Dispatches from Dar

Mpuga Rukidi shares some reflections and experiences during his in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

Dispatches from Dar: Arusha – The Gem of East Africa

Arusha, located in the North of the vast country that is Tanzania, is a unique city. It is the East African Community's answer to the EU's Brussels. Back in the 1960s when the leaders of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, wanted to create an economic community, Arusha, the leafy quiet town, was chosen as the headquarters. But it is not just […]

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Dispatches from Dar: Welcoming South Sudan

Earlier last week, the Republic of South Sudan, the world's newest state, was admitted into the East African Community. The Community brings together Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with, South Sudan included, a combined total of about 160 million people. A couple of people I know from the new entrant to the Community were not exactly enthused, not like […]

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Dispatches from Dar: The Weather

It is strange that someone in Africa should find the weather there noteworthy, especially if they too are from Africa. Strange indeed. Stranger even, considering that this is said in a week where politicians were struggling hard to steal the show. Well, in South Africa. But who ever said that politicians are far from showmen or comedians, to be more […]

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Dispatches from Dar: Kiswahili

Kiswahili, as I said before, is Tanzania's biggest export to the world. It is, alongside Hausa, Somali and Kinyarwanda, one of the languages in which the BBC broadcasts in Africa.  Kiswahili, or Swahili, informally, is a language that is strewn in the DNA of every Tanzanian. It sets the country apart, making it one of the few nations in Sub […]

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