Tanzanian Affairs

Cover of Tanzanian Affairs magazine

Tanzanian Affairs is an influential news and current affairs magazine, issued three times a year by the Britain Tanzania Society, and circulated to its members.

Since its first issue in December 1975, Tanzanian Affairs has covered all main economic, political, social and other developments in Tanzania. It is also highly valued for its reviews of books and other publications relating to Tanzania.

Tanzanian Affairs attracts many influential writers. Its talented and experienced editorial team has been led since 1984 by David Brewin.

On the occasion of its 100th issue in September 2011, President Kikwete wrote a congratulatory message, which included the following:

“For us in Tanzania, it is another moment to thank you for the good work you have been doing over many years of telling the Tanzanian story. The “Tanzanian Affairs” Bulletin has been writing reports about Tanzania that are well researched and presented ‘without mixing fact and opinion’ as Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, said in 1994. You have done justice to your readers in Britain, Tanzania and elsewhere by being analytical and objective in your work.”

Tanzanian Affairs’ web site is a wonderful resource, containing not only up-to-date publications, but also a searchable database of most past issues, and PDF copies back to issue 1.

Recent News from Tanzanian Affairs

  • TA ISSUE 126

    May 1, 2020

    Covid-19 hits Tanzania World Bank approves $500m education loan Mbwana Samatta joins Aston Villa A pdf of the issue can be downloaded here

  • COVID-19 HITS TANZANIA

    April 30, 2020

    by Ben Taylor First cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania [Editor’s note: As this is a fast-changing situation, the details provided here are likely to be somewhat out of date by the time this issue reaches readers. Nevertheless, every effort has been made to ensure the details were correct at the time of writing (April 24).] […]

  • POLITICS

    April 30, 2020

    by Ben Taylor Election year With the Covid-19 pandemic raging across the globe, any major event scheduled for 2020 is vulnerable to cancellation or postponement, but no such decision has yet been taken with regard to Tanzania’s general elections, set for October. Local councillors, MPs and the President will all be up for re-election. The […]

  • ENERGY & MINERALS

    April 30, 2020

    by Roger Nellist Historic mining agreement signed in January 2020 On Friday 24 January the Tanzanian Government signed an historic mining agreement with Barrick Gold, finally putting an end to the three or more years of acrimonious relations with Barrick’s former subsidiary (Acacia Mining, now wound up) and establishing the arrangements under which the new […]