The social history of the United Republic of Tanzania

Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.

Refugees should not be returned to near certain death
Amnesty International, 20 January 1997. Refugees from Burundi. The government is forcing refugees back to Burundi against their will.
Dar Cracks Down On Aliens
The East African (Nairobi), 12 October 2000. Crackdown on suspected illegal immigrants said to have invaded Dar es Salaam in large numbers. Many of the illegal immigrants are said to be doing business while others are illegally employed.
At 39, A Nation Still Stunted By Poverty
By Anaclet Rwegayura, Panafrican News Agency, 9 December 2000. The Tanzania mainland, formerly known as Tanganyika, marked its 39th independence anniversary with a simple military parade. At independence from British colonial rule in 1961, Tanganyika aspired to escape poverty, ignorance and disease. But Over the last four decades, the country has gone through several vicissitudes, but with little change to its lot.
Illicit Drugs Put Tanzania's Workforce At Risk
By By Anaclet Rwegayura, Panafrican News Agency, 20 December 2000. Rising use of illicit drugs puts 33 percent of Tanzania's population at risk. Times are changing for the young in ways that affect their lives both positively and negatively. Young people live in situations characterised by violence and distrust, are on the streets, occasionally group at the kijiweni jobless corners to compare notes about idle pleasures, smoke marijuana and fix deals for different narcotic drugs.
First Lady Leads Crusade To Resettle Homeless People
By Daniel Benno Msangya, African Church Information Service (Nairobi), 15 January 2001. Over 60 percent of city dwellers reside in slums. Housing problems in cities are mainly caused by poverty and unemployment. The supply of housing is below 20 percent of the requirement. Sharing crowded rooms denies both parents and children privacy. The situation causes stress on intimate relations between the couples. That, he adds, enhances promiscuity as partners search for satisfaction outside marriage.
Bitter Coffee
Oxfam document, 16 May 2001. In the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, where 1.4 million people live, coffee is the main cash crop cultivated by small farmers. Farm-gate prices have fallen by half in two years (down to 27 US cents/lb) and households repeatedly stress how the decline of the coffee economy has intensified poverty and increased vulnerability; declining school enrollment.
Maasai Held Up After Peasants, Pastoralists Clash
By Giviniwa Paul, TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 6 July 2001. A clash in a long-standing dispute over grazing land, between peasants and pastoralists, left over 11 people badly injured. Young Maasai (Morani) are charged with assaulting 11 people, but deny it. More people were expected to be joined in the case after Maasai elders turn in their names to the police.
Strategies Launched to Rescue Tribe From Extinction
By John Haule, TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 3 August 2001. A special program to rescue Hadzabe tribe from extinction. Hadzabe is the only remaining community in the country still living in the bush. With a population of 1,500 in northern and northeast Tanzania, the Hadzabe are the only tribe in Tanzania which has not transformed its economy and way of living: they gather fruit and live in the bush.