Country Reports

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel und French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

Andrea Ellen Ostheimer | December 5, 2017

False promises in the Tanzanian education sector

In January 2016, school fees for secondary school in Tanzania were remitted after the previous waiver of school fees at primary schools in 2011. This is an essential step towards the enabling of free education within the biggest country of east Africa. Nevertheless, 1,5 Million adolescents in Tanzania are still not going to school. The reasons for missing school attendance are diverse and some of them can be traced back to actual decisions of president Magufuli. more…

Daniel El-Noshokaty | August 7, 2017

Controversial Media and Information Laws close Avenues of Free Expression in Tanzania

The recent legal changes in Tanzania including the Cybercrimes Act, the Statistics Act as well as the Draft Media Services Bill have been met with harsh criticism from civil society groups and the international community for their restrictive provisions, which are said to compromise or violate fundamental human rights and hinder the development of a broader civil society. more…

Daniel El-Noshokaty | September 7, 2016

Assessment of Tanzania’s Human Rights Records

The 25th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group was held from 2 to 13 May 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. more…

May 20, 2016

Inaugural Visit

The new Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Tanzania met with the new Lord Mayor of Dar es Salaam today, on 14 April 2016. more…

April 14, 2016

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