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Suppressing ‘truth’ for political high ground

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

Fracas in Parliament following Nape Nnauye announcement of cessation of live broadcasts.

BY HILAL K SUED “If you can’t convince them, confuse them,” said Harry S Truman, US 33rd president. That is always the game for politicians in their quests for power. But so long as violence can be avoided, then let their ambitions be attained. It is part of the tradition from the expression “all is […]

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Bunge-Govt camaraderie is not for national interest

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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BY HILAL K. SUED The fracas that erupted in the National Assembly in Dodoma two weeks ago again brought the debating chamber to the scrutiny of the public eye. This time it was over gender slur from a CCM MP directed to opposition lady MPs (Special Seats MPs). But compared to other fracases in the […]

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Let’s hope the new railway will now be built

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders, National News  /  No Comments

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BY HILAL K. SUED So it’s becoming a reality at long last! The Chinese will pump in excess of USD 6.8bn for the construction of the much hyped Tanzania’s Standard Gauge railway along the Central Corridor, effectively replacing the century old, German built Central Line. This follows talks held between China’s Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. […]

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Time to act tough on swindlers of taxpayers’ money

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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HILAL K SUED For almost the whole of last week big headlines the country’s mainstream newspapers were about the characteristic grim side in the establishment – how a handful of influential people are stealing wananchi’s money left, right and centre, depriving them of quality basic social services – education, health and water, and no one […]

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War against graft: Talk versus sincerity

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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BY HILAL K. SUED Alla Nazimova, the 20th Century Russian-American film and theatre actress, screenwriter and film producer once said: “Sincerity and the correct use of the voice (i.e. speech) are the greatest things in the art of acting.” It’s also great even in the art of politicking, I would add – minus sincerity of […]

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Magufuli ‘Hapa Kazi Tu’ catchphrase is working wonders

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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BY HILAL K SUED President John Magufuli’s ‘HAPA KAZI TU’ catchphrase for hard work and accountability within his administration is working wonders – it is bringing up a new breed of officials, and transforming the old ones into comedians. I am not sure if JPM had in mind that sort of behavior expected from the […]

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Time to learn lesson in earnest?

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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BY HILAL K. SUED Compared to his predecessor at the foreign portfolio, Dr Augustine Mahiga is less blustering in his dealings with the members of the diplomatic corps. His language tone is more appeasing if not conciliatory, even though the message delivered to his recipients more thought invoking than challenging. That is how Dr Mahiga […]

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John Magufuli wins double at EA Summit

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Inside Our Borders, Latest News, National News  /  No Comments

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Museveni mindful of the basics, underscores no winners Kenyatta wants greater trade facilitation By Shermarx Ngahemera Ultimately the 17TH EA Summit took place last Wednesday in Arusha at the luxurious Ngurdoto Lodge with very startling results to the five member states. It was President John Magufuli’s derby on international politics and by all inclinations, he […]

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Lowassa, Magufuli sing same chorus -Change

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) which has filed Edward Lowassa as its presidential candidate in the October 25 polls in agreement with the Civic United Front (CUF), the National Council for Constitutional Reforms (NCCRMageuzi) and the National League for Democracy (NDL), has been a crowd puller whenever he goes to the extent that it […]

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Opinion polls – even fi ction has to make sense

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Inside Our Borders  /  No Comments

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One thing that blights pollsters all over the world is their penchant quest to be believed. To them it becomes a useless pursuit if their findings get punched with holes or dismissed as warped propaganda to serve particular interests. For even fiction must follow some rules. Mark Twain, the American novelist said of the difference […]

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