Tag: By Mpuga Rukidi

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, RCA In-House, Series

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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Reflections

Dispatches from Dar: Elections and Social Media

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: There were no elections in Tanzania. It is the situation back home that has been on mind. Home sickness, some people call it. And here I was thinking that am beyond such trivial things like home sickness. Uganda was having general elections just the other week. A friend here told me we were confirming our president. […]

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Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

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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