The political history of the United Republic of Kenya in 2000

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Privatization With Indigenous Face, Fails In Tanzania
TOMRIC Agency, 23 February 2000. Indigenous purchasers of privatized companies often unable to meet the conditions of sale, being unable to get bank loans. The economic and social costs of the privatization process in Tanzania has outweighed the benefits accrued from the whole exercise.
The Challenging Environment In Privatizing The Telecommunications
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 1 March 2000. After privatizing over 250 parastatals, the coming stage is the divestiture of the public utilities, including the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL). The TTCL customer base is at most 127,000 connected or fixed line customers, over three quarters of them in the principal urban areas. Will privatization bring service to rural areas and smaller townships?
New Trade Union Law threatens trade union rights in Tanzania
ICFTU Online..., 042/000301/DD, 1 March 2000. A new trade union law which is due to come into force in the near future gives the government far-reaching powers to interfere in and to supervise trade union activity. The Act would seriously threaten the current trade unions' existence, as well as their freedom to bargain with employers.
Tanzania Is Still Undemocratic, Says Retired Chief Justice
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 5 May 2000. Tanzania has some distance to go in making the basic principles of democracy operational. The basic principles of democracy which Tanzania has not implemented fully include free and fair elections, independent judiciary, respect of human rights and dissemination of information through independent media.
Tanzania To Widen Social Security Coverage of Informal Sector
TOMRIC Agency, 7 July 2000. The International Social Association (ISSA) has launched its two-year social security scheme aimed at widening social security coverage to include the informal sector. With this program, Tanzania becomes second in the Anglophone countries on the continent to embark on the social security changes.
Trade Unions Act Vests Excessive Powers to Registrar-Workers
TOMRIC Agency, 9 August 2000. Stakeholders in the Trade Unions Act criticize it saying that excessive powers have been vested upon the Registrar of the Trade Unions, which might become harmful to trade unionism if wrongly implemented. An Act of parliament technically dissolved the Tanzania Federation of Trade Union (TFTU) and the new Act of 1998 demands that the existing eleven industrial trade unions register with the Registrar of Trade Unions within three months.
Tanzania Violates ILO Convention 87, Says ICFTU-AFRO
TOMRIC Agency, 14 August 2000. A delegation from African Regional Organizational of the International Conference of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU-AFRO) has said a recent decision by the government to dissolve the Tanzania Federation of Free Trade Unions (TFTU), is a violation of International Labor Organization (ILO) convention 87. The government had declared that the 1998 Trade Union Act was in place and that the TFTU was practically dissolved and giving the Trade Unions Registrar more powers to regulate labor movement in the country.
Les musulmans tanzaniens contre l'appui de l'Etat aux églises
Panafrican News Agency, 27 November 2000. Le Conseil suprême des musulmans de Tanzanie, s'est élevé contre les privilèges spéciaux et l'assistance financière accordés selon lui par l'Etat à l'église du pays, alors que les ONG musulmanes rencontrent d'énormes difficultés pour mener des activités.
Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) alert on IMF and World Bank lending to Tanzania
Executive Summary, by Globalization Challenge Initiative, 28 November 2000. Tanzania will seek endorsement of its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper from the Boards of the IMF and World Bank. Never before have the IMF and World Bank possessed the power to endorse a borrowering country's entire national plan. Ironically, the institutions have seized these powers in the name of enhancing country ownership of the development process.