The culture history of the United Republic of Tanzania

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Letter to the Editor: Appeal for government to act against female genital mutilation
From Amnesty International News Service, 17 December 1998.
Tanzania female circumcision shock
BBC World Service. September 2, 1999. A human rights group in Tanzania says that female circumcision is on the increase in some areas, despite government attempts to ban it.
Operation To Rout Out Human Skin Business Successful
Panafrican News Agency, 12 July 2000. Integration into the world market is linked to an increase in superstition, so that human skin becomes a valuable object of trade.
Does English Grow Brains?
Editorial, The East African (Nairobi), 28 September 2000. The decision by the University of Dar es Salaam, the highest institution of learning in Tanzania, to introduce an English language test for aspiring entrants raises troubling questions.
Tanzania Has Only 40,000 University Graduates
TOMRIC Agency, 18 October 2000. Tanzania has only 40 university graduates out of a population of 32 million, which is one of the lowest rates in the world. Low enrollment rates caused by low resources, associated with high unemployment.
Free Basic Education Program for All in Offing
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 29 June 2001. Tanzania has decided to eliminate all primary school pupils' contributions, effective next year. The move would make most pupils from poor families access primary school education contrary to past whereby the fees and contributions limited the number of children from poor families to very few.
Reveller Traditionalists Unaware of Threat of AIDS
By Daniel Benno Msangya O, African Church Information Service, 16 July 2001. The Christian god will punish with AIDS anyone flaunting Western ethical norms.