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 125

    January 1, 2020

    Politics Mangi Meli remains Tanzania in the international media Reviews A pdf of the issue can be downloaded here

  • POLITICS

    January 1, 2020

    By Ben Taylor Are the 2019 local elections a foretaste of 2020? Local government elections held in November 2019 resulted in overwhelming victories for candidates of the ruling party, CCM, after the leading opposition parties, Chadema and ACT-Wazalendo, boycotted the poll. In the elections – for new village and street chairpersons nationwide – CCM ended […]

  • MANGI MELI REMAINS

    January 1, 2020

    Traces of Chief Mangi Meli of the Chagga community in Old Moshi can still be found in songs, stories and archives. But his head is missing. As chief for a little under a decade, Mangi Meli fought the German colonial occupation of territory in Kilimanjaro. He was executed for his resistance on March 2, 1900, […]

  • ENERGY & MINERALS

    January 1, 2020

    by Roger Nellist A resolution at last – Barrick acquires Acacia Mining The long drawn out saga of Acacia Mining in Tanzania is at last drawing to a satisfactory close. Acacia was listed in the UK but 64% of its shares were owned by the Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation. Acacia operated three gold […]