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Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Festival, Feb. 13-16 2020 @ Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania


Dates: February 13-16, 2020
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania

February 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live: November 2019 Schedule, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands


Dates: November 07, 14, 21 and 28, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

October 28, 2019 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Ongala Music Festival, Aug. 23-25 2019 @ Bagamoyo – Tanzania


Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Venue: Bagamoyo, Tanzania

About
Inspired by the life & legacy of Remmy Ongala, Ongala Festival aims to provide a platform for African artists to showcase their talent.

Find more information, here.

August 23, 2019 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday featuring D’Bass Ganun (Qanun Player from Tanzania), Jan. 23 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi


Date: January 23, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

The 1st Showcase Wed. of the year will feature the qanun player D’Bass Ganun from Tanzania, incorporating this ancient Egyptian string instrument into the vibrant traditional music of the Ndengeleko from Rufiji.

About
Mbwana Mtulia, also known as D’bass Ganun, is a talented Tanzanian singer, songwriter, bassist and Qanun (Ganun) player. The Ganun is a 10th Century ancient Egyptian string instrument.

D’bass picked up an interest in the instrument from his late father, a Qanun maestro, who tutored him. D’bass’s Ndengeleko tribe (from the island town of Rufiji) incorporated the instrument into their vibrant traditional music to create a unique contemporary sound that delivers a memorable listening experience.

January 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Festival 2019, Feb. 7-10 2019 @ Stonetown – Zanzibar


Dates: February 7-10, 2019
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Participating Bands from Kenya; Fadhilee Itulya and Shamsi Kenya.

Find more information, here.

January 7, 2019 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Festival: Natron 100 – 2018 Edition, Nov. 9-11 2018 @ Lake Natron Camp, Rift Valley – Tanzania


Dates: November 9-11, 2018
Venue: Lake Natron Camp, Rift Valley – Tanzania

Find more information, on their Facebook Page and tickets on their website!

November 8, 2018 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Leo Mkanyia, Aug. 23 2018 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: August 23, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

August 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

23rd Edition of Koroga Festival ft. Blinky Bill, Harmonize and Big Nuz, Jul. 22 2018 @ Two Rivers – Nairobi


Date: July 22 2018
Venue: Two Rivers Mall Grounds, Nairobi
Time: from Mid day till late
Tickets: KES 2,000/- Advance and KES 2,500 last minute.

Pre-party on Saturday, July 21, 2018 ft. Kansoul & Tunji at the same venue.

July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday ft. Swahili Ally from Tanga – Tanzania, May 9 2018 @ Alliance Française


Date: May 9, 2018
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Swahili Ally is a singer and kora player from Tanga, Tanzania. Born in a family of Digo musicians, Swahili Ally was coached by his grandparents and elders. He started performing with the Dar es Salaam based group of singers, dancers, musician, Lumumba Theatre Group, before joining the Dhow Music Academy in Zanzibar where he learnt to play the Kora, the iconic West African harp.

He has since mastered this string instrument and fluently blends traditional Digo music with the unique sounds of the kora.

May 3, 2018 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 8-11 2018 @ Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania


Dates: February 8-11, 2018
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania
Time: 5:00 pm to 1:30 am, daily

Tickets: Regular, International – $ 120, African United (holders of passports from African Countries) $ 60 and Tanzania Citizens $ 9.

Performances: Over 40 live acts including, Zakes Bantwini – South Africa, Kasai All Stars – DRC, Saida Karoli – Tanzania, Ribab Fusion – Morocco, and from Kenya; Makadem, Kidum & the Boda Boda Band and Maia & the Big Sky.

Download the festival programme, here: SzB2018 Fest Prog (pdf)

January 26, 2018 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Nyatiti Blues Nites Acoustic + Makadem Nyatiti East Africa Tour Send Off Concert, Sept. 20 2017 @ The Blues Restaurant


Date: September 20, 2017
Venue: The Blues Restaurant, Ground Floor, Barclays Plaza – Loita Street
Time 7-11 pm
Entrance: Free

September 13, 2017 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: 20th Zanzibar International Film Festival – Finding Joy, July 8-16 2017 @ Stonetown – Zanzibar Island


Dates: July 8-16,2017
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar Island – Tanzania

July 10, 2017 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Koroga Festival Ft. Lady JayDee (Tanzania), LIRA (S. Africa) and Nyota Ndogo (Kenya), Mar. 19 2017 @ the Arboretum Grounds


Date: March 19, 2017
Venue: the Arboretum Grounds
Time: from 12 noon
Tickets: KES 2,500 at the Gate

Performances by: Lady JayDee (Tanzania), LIRA (South Africa) and Nyota Ndogo (Kenya).

March 14, 2017 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Sauti za Busara Festival: Africa United, Feb. 9-12 2017 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

sauti-za-busara-festival-2017
Dates: February 9-12, 2017
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Download the festival-programme (pdf)

http://www.busaramusic.org/

February 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Sauti za Busara Festival: Africa United, Feb. 9-12 2017 @ Stonetown – Zanzibar

szb-2017-festival-poster
Dates: February 9-12, 2017
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Download the festival-programme (pdf)

http://www.busaramusic.org/

January 12, 2017 at 10:27 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

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Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

About
Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.
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Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Swahili Fashion Week, Dec. 2-4 2016 @ National Museum – Dar es Salaam

swahili-fashion-week-2016
Dates: December 2-4, 2016
Venue: National Museum – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Time: from 8.30 pm
Tickets: Tshs 40,000 at the Gate

http://www.swahilifashionweek.com/

November 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Classic Movie Screening: Out of Africa, Nov. 12 2016 @ Serena Hotel Nairobi

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Date: November 12, 2016
Venue: Serena Hotel Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: KES 1,500

Dress up: Early aviation/Out of Africa

About
Nairobi Serena is hosting a screening of the movie “Out of Africa”.

The screening of the movie is part of a bigger campaign that aims to popularize the Vintage Air Rally. The Air Rally is an adventure of a lifetime that will see pilots from 11 countries fly vintage planes (used in the 1920-30’s during the first world war) from Crepe in Greece to Cape in South Africa.

The planes will stop in various countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia and South Africa.

November 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Festival: Natron 100 ft. Maia Von Lekow & Mzungu Kichaa, Nov. 25-27 2016 @ Lake Natron – Northern Tanzania

natron-100
Dates: November 25-27, 2016
Venue: Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania
Tickets: various packages from the basic $350 (which covers the festival fees) to $550 (which covers; camping, transport from Arusha & festival)

http://www.natron100.com/#natron100


For a those in Nairobi who are interested in attending the festival, they can reach out to the organizers on, email; natron100@lake-natron-camp.com for more information.

November 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Muthurukishion – Strings of the East w/ Anyango & Dbass Ganun, Sept. 3 2016 @ the Alchemist – Westlands

Muthurukisho
Date: September 3, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist – Westlands
Time: 8 pm till late
Tickets: KES 1,000 at the Gate and KES 500 advance (MPESA till No. 981718)

Performance by: Anyango (Japan!) and Dbass Ganun (Tanzania)
On the decks: DJ Zabu & Mwalimu Gregg Mwendwa

August 29, 2016 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Open Call: New Arts New Audiences Grant Scheme, by Jul. 31 2016 @ British Council East Africa

nAnA OPEN CALL
An annual open call for cultural partners across East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia , Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda) and the UK to create new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa.

The British Council’s East Africa invites submission of expression of interest to this programme, new Art new Audiences

nAnA Details
There is no theme for nAnA, the ONLY objective is to produce new art which connects to new audiences.
– Minimum one UK and two East African countries to be involved in the project
– Project administered by one East African or UK partner
– Target audience for nAnA is 18-35 year olds
– Project can be match funded
– Minimum and maximum grant allocation is £2,000 – £20,000
– 3-5 year projects will be selected for nAnA 2016/17

Deadline for one page submission of interest is July 31, 2016

About
The East Africa Arts programme works across Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK. This month we are welcoming applications for the new Arts new Audiences grant scheme that facilitates the creation of new collaborative work across art forms in East Africa and the UK. This grant will support between three and five projects for 2016–17. Grant requests can be minimum £2,000 and maximum £20,000

For further info see: https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/east-africa-arts

July 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Pan-Nile Music Concert, Feb. 28 2016 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Nile Project at Alliance Nairobi
Date: February 28, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: 1000/- at the Gate

About
The Nile Project is an exceptional cross-cultural collaboration, its members hailing from all along the great river that connects eleven countries and over 400 million people, from its sources beyond Lake Victoria to its delta in Egypt. Through its innovative musical process that allows its artists to leverage each other’s strengths, the project unearths unique sound representative of the Nile watershed as a whole.

Musicians include: Claude Ciza (Burundi), Ahmed Omar (Eritrea), Endalekachew Niguse, Roza Kifle,Dawit Seyoum Estifanos (Ethiopia), Mohamed Kamal, Adel Mekha, Saleeb Lowza, Nader El Shaer (Egypt), Rapasa Nyatrapasa, Kasiva Mutua (Kenya), Asia Madani (Sudan) and Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania).

February 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Ongea! The East African Music Summit, Jan. 28-31 2016 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

ONGEA 2016 A3 Poster - For Web
Dates: January 28-31, 2016
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Free Entry

January 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Swahili Fashion Week, Dec. 4-6 2015 @ Hotel Sea Cliff – Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

Swahili Fashion Week 2015
Dates: December 4-6, 2015
Venue: Hotel Sea Cliff, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

For more information, visit http://www.swahilifashionweek.com/

December 3, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Thursday Nite Live Feat, Jhikoman – from Tanzania, Nov. 26 2015 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C Jhikoman NOV 26
Date: November 26, 2015
Venue: Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

November 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm 1 comment

Third Edition of Zinduka Festival, Nov. 23-28 2015 @ Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium, Arusha, Tanzania

Zinduka Festival
Dates: November 23-28, 2015
Venue: Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium, Arusha, Tanzania

November 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Travel: 72 Hours in Tanzania at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge and Lake Duluti Serena Hotel


Located over 400 kilometers from Nairobi by road, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is between five to six hours’ drive from Nairobi. The amount of time you will spend on the road will depend on a few factors such as; the time spent on the Namanga border crossing, this is the Kenya–Tanzania border point, the vehicle you are using to ply from Nairobi to Lake Manyara and the traffic along the Nairobi-Arusha road.

Getting there – Different Options
If you intend to use public means, there are a number of options to choose from, but the shuttles which operate between Nairobi and Arusha are the safest bet of getting you to Arusha. These shuttles can be accessed on Monrovia Street, opposite Jevanjee Gardens and for our trip we used Riverside Car Hire and Shuttle Services.

Most of these shuttles leave Nairobi at 8 am in the morning or 2 pm in the afternoon. It might be a little difficult to get a public service vehicle past 2 pm because on the Tanzania side, they do not allow PSV’s to operate at night.

The other option to get you to Lake Manyara would be through air, for this you would have to connect via Kilimanjaro International airport from either Wilson, through charter flights, and/or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Once you are in Kilimanjaro you can either connect by road or through a connection charter flight. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge has an airstrip which operates only during the day time.

If this is your first time in Tanzania, you will need to have a yellow fever certificate and your travel documents, either a passport or temporary permit for Kenyan’s. No visas are required for Kenyans to enter Tanzania.

Welcome to Tanzania | Photo by Njathika

Welcome to Tanzania | Photo by Njathika

Once you cross the border, it will take you almost one and a half hours to reach Arusha town. Arusha is a diplomatic hub since it hosts the secretariat of the East African Community and as such there are a number of nice places to visit. However, in our case we had a scheduled entourage to Lake Manyara, which is 124 KM’s from Arusha City.

The journey to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge by road is quite fascinating, this is because you get to see, feel and experience the different landscapes. The road is quite impressive and as such, if you have some time, this mode is highly recommended.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Photo by Njathika

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Photo by Njathika


Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is located on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment which gives it, spectacular if not, panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara.

Entry into the reception area | Photo by Njathika

Entry into the reception area | Photo by Njathika


The Lodge is grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views of Lake Manyara National Park is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels’, which house the rooms.

Designed, by PTA – Peter Thomas Associates, to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

Dining, Bar and Hospitality areas have these interesting chandeliers | Photo by   Njathika

Dining, Bar and Hospitality areas have these interesting chandeliers | Photo by Njathika

Activities and Cultural Interaction
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of safari opportunities, peace and tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. There is an unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, which include mountain biking – arranged/indicated in advance, archery and high altitude nature walks, while cultural activities include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

There is also a dance troupe that comes to the lodge every day in the evening to entertain guests from 6 – 7.30 pm

a) Guided Nature Walks / Bird Watching

Yotham explaining something during the nature walk | Photo by Njathika

Yotham explaining something during the nature walk | Photo by Njathika


If you love nature, then a nature walk with Yotham – the resident naturalist should be something on your cards if you are visiting Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. These walks normally take place early in the morning from 9.30 am after breakfast and usually take two hours. During this nature walk, you will see unique flora and fauna found in that part of the world and Yotham will keep you engaged by asking you questions before sharing the facts. You will learn the history of the rift valley among other things.

Airstrip at the edge of the escarpment | Photo by Njathika

Airstrip at the edge of the escarpment | Photo by Njathika


The nature walk transverses around the Lodge and you will be able to see the airstrip, the escarpment and the lake from the edge of the escarpment.
Birds along the stretch of the nature walk. | Photo by Njathika

Birds along the stretch of the nature walk. | Photo by Njathika

b) Viewing the Lake / animals from the Swimming Pool Lounge
The swimming pool is the central and unique feature of the Safari Lodge and from the lounge pool you can view the landscape below, where you can view the Lake using the string binoculars available at the lounge area.

Mwirigi looking into the binoculars at the pool lounge. | Photo by Njathika

Mwirigi looking into the binoculars at the pool lounge. | Photo by Njathika


The pool also attracts a wide range of birds, which come to quench their thirst there and as such if you are a bird watcher, this is a unique place to view birds from.
Sunrise from the pool area. | Photo by Njathika

Sunrise from the pool area. | Photo by Njathika

c) Visit to the Lake Manyara National Park
A visit to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge would not be complete without a visit to Lake Manyara National Park. The Park is synonymous with tree climbing lions, something that the lions adapted to due to the terrain over time. However, apart from the tree climbing lions there are other animals to view as well from a manmade viewing point, the hippo pool.

Birds at the Hippo Pool inside Lake Manyara National Park. | Photo by Njathika

Birds at the Hippo Pool inside Lake Manyara National Park. | Photo by Njathika

d) Visit to Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge sits on the northern tourist corridor and one of the top destinations by tourists from across the world is usually the Ngorongoro Crater. This is primarily because it has been listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

If you visit Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, and wish to visit Ngororo crater, a day trip can be organised for you by Mustafa – the Lodge Manager and his team, and Tarangire National Park.

Mustafa the Lodge Manager Lake Manyara Safari Lodge. | Photo by Njathika

Mustafa the Lodge Manager Lake Manyara Safari Lodge. | Photo by Njathika

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel, Arusha


On our way back to Kenya, we passed by Lake Duluti Serena Hotel for Lunch. The Hotel is 20 kilometers from Arusha and 60 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Lake Duluti | Photo by Njathika

Lake Duluti | Photo by Njathika


The Hotel currently stands in what used to be coffee plantation and very impressive landscaping with a magnificent view of Lake Duluti which can be viewed from the main hotel and cottage-styled rooms.
Cottages overlooking Lake Duluti. | Photo by NJathika

Cottages overlooking Lake Duluti. | Photo by NJathika

If you are flying into Arusha through Kilimanjaro International airport, this is a perfect destination to cool off as you wait to transact business in Arusha and/or if you are on a layover.

The main attractions/activities one can indulge in, while at the hotel include; walking, mountain biking, canoeing on the lake, and trips to the nearby Arusha and Mount Meru national parks.

The Details
1. Information on the issuance of temporary pass, for those without passports to travel to Tanzania, from the directorate of immigration’s, Kenya.
2. Location of shuttles to Arusha, on Monrovia Street opposite Jevanjee Gardens.
3. Download Tanzania Road and Air Packages.

Disclosure: This trip was facilitated by TPS Serena Kenya and Tanzania

November 15, 2015 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Arts, Nov. 13-15 2015 @ Goethe Institut, National Museum & Oshwal Academy

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Dates: November 13-15, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut, National Museum & Oshwal Academy
Tickets: KES 500 at the Gate and KES 400 advance

About
This is a three day dance and music festival, with performances at Goethe Institut on Friday the 13th, Leaky auditorium at the National Museum and a music concert at Goethe Institut on Saturday and a final family evening at Oshwal Academy, on Sunday the 15th.

Come and see amazing performances from Kenya, Spain, Germany, Rwanda, Tanzania, Netherlands, Belgium and Madagascar.

To book your tickets: CALL/ BOOK AND MPESA TO: 0706607306/ 0726394565 or EMAIL: dansukenia@gmail.com

November 11, 2015 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Tanzania at the Crossroads – Assessing the Oct. 25 General Elections, Nov. 3 2015 @ IFRA

with Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud & Murithi Mutiga

Date and Time: Tuesday November 3, 2015 at 4pm
Venue: IFRA

About
On 25 October, Tanzanian held its 5th general elections since the reintroduction of multipartism. If final results are not yet known at this time, it is clear that their outcome will be of tremendous importance for the future of the United Republic, which is considered to be one of the most stable countries of the region.

Several factors have made these elections the most competitive since 1992: the alliance of main opposition parties under the banner of Ukawa, the defection of former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, the divisions among the ruling party CCM and the habituation to democracy of Tanzanian citizens.The demand for change, especially from urban and young voters, has constituted a serious challenge to the ruling party and has already lead to the defeat of high profile CCM parliamentary candidates ; on the other side, CCM has been able, with the reputation of its candidate John Magufuli, to campaign on a strong anti-corruption agenda, undermining a traditional advantage for the opposition.

This seminar will investigate the implication of the proceeding of these elections on Tanzanian political dynamics as well as for East Africa.

October 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Voting Matters. Citizenship & Technologies of African Elections, Oct. 12 – Nov. 8 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

Voting Matters
Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 8, 2015
Venue: National Museum

Roundtable on: Technologies and Elections
An international conference on Voting materiality confronting academics, politicians, professionals of elections.

Date: October 14, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 2-4 pm

Speakers:
Moses Bakari (CRECO/ELOG, Kenya)
Mohammed Bakari (UDSM, Tanzania)
James Mwirima (CEWARN, Uganda)
Tom Wolf (IPSOS – Kenya)/ IEBC representative (Kenya)

About
Contemporary elections involve ever-more modern technology. They are meant to protect what have become the fundamental principles of elections: the secrecy and singularity of the individual’s vote, the transparency of the ballot, the independence of the institutions supervising the elections.But these increasingly sophisticated elections come at a cost: when technology goes wrong, suspicions are quickly aroused.Have new technologies made elections more free and fair? Has this new apparatus transformed electoral behavior? The speakers on this panel, each one a specialist, will address these questions with regard to their own field of practice: from election polls, to electoral observation, to the organisation of elections.

October 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

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