Experts believe that an authoritarian regime will continue in Tanzania so that Samia Suluhu Hassan, the country's first female president, can gain respect within her own party ahead of the next election. Photo: AFP / Lehtikuva. Source: Flickr.
Of: Ulrika Granlund
In March this year, Samia Suluhu Hassan took office as President of Tanzania. A hope for democracy where freedom of expression would once again be given space was born, but an authoritarian government seems to be advancing - and the expectations of the population are being shattered.
October 22, 2021, News
Date and time: 21 Apr, 12:00
What is happening right now in Tanzania? Samia Suluhu has just entered as the lands new president, after years of oppression of activists, journalists and LGBTQ persons by the former president John Magufuli. She comes with hope, but at the same time, you can almost feel the country holding its breath. Listen to Prof. Samuel […]
April 23, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
Lack of IT skills is one reason why young people are prevented from entering the labor market. Photo: Musa Musa
Of: Jasmine Askne
The number of university students is breaking records in Tanzania, but the educations do not live up to the demands of the labor market. Young women in particular are affected when employers demand practical knowledge that is not part of their education. The development magazine has talked to Andrew Mwakalebela who works to try to bridge the distance between students and the labor market.
March 25, 2021, Interview
Of: Hillevi Axelsson
On October 28, Tanzania got a new president, but the election has been fraught with restrictions on democratic rights, according to several sources. "It is extremely worrying," said Deprose Muchena of Amnesty International.
November 2, 2020, News
Menstruation, pregnancy and women's bodies contain many taboos in Tanzania. But there are organizations that work to get rid of such stigmas. Photo: Elin Bergenlöv
Of: Elin Bergenlöv
Studying something in a place where the subject is associated with shame and silence is a challenge. For ten weeks I have studied menstruation as an obstacle to women's social participation. I have understood the meaning of a culture of silence and how prominent a stigma can be. Around the world there is a tangible stigma that every person with […]
June 4, 2019, FUF-correspondents
Cultural competence is crucial in ensuring patient-safe care. Photo: Linn Debove
Of: Linn Debove
In a hospital corridor in Moshi in Tanzania, about twenty students are crowded and the day in the maternity ward has begun. We move like a flock of sheep against the sounds of a woman giving birth. Want to observe. She is lying naked on a bed with neither walls nor draperies to screen off with and she has gone through […]
February 4, 2019, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle
The Rohingya who are on the run in Burma are in great need of humanitarian aid. Photo: DFID Burma (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Of: Joanna Jiménez
This week's debate draws attention to two current conflicts that call for urgent international humanitarian support - the war in Yemen and the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar. In addition, Swedish aid to Tanzania and several threats to women's rights are discussed.
November 21, 2018, Current debate
We need to remember history to stop today's threat to democracy, writes Anders Lindberg in Aftonbladet. Here is a memorial site after the massacre in Srebrenica in Bosnia in 1995. Photo: Jolle Visset (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Maja Sundstrand
Last week's debate spreads uneasily between several areas related to global developments - from environmental issues in international trade to antibiotic resistance. But what dominates the debate are issues that connect scars from the past and contemporary threats to democracy and human rights.
November 14, 2018, Current debate
In August, the Gender and News Summit was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Gender Links
Of: Helge Drebold
Journalists are essential players in the fight for gender equality and the implementation of Agenda 2030. This was made clear after the Gender and News Summit held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at the end of August.
October 12, 2018, FUF-correspondents