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July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money
    "The mobile money landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, and this is especially true in Sub-Saharan Africa where mobile money is already available in 36 of 47 countries in the region. ... [For one example], Tanzania has witnessed unprecedented uptake of mobile financial services (MFS) in the span of five years. After a humble beginning, when less than 1% of the adult population had access to mobile financial services in 2008, 90% had access by September 2013 - an exponential increase. Likewise, active usage has shown similar improvement, with 43% of the adult population actively using this service in September 2013." - GSM Association reports

Apr 5, 2011  Tanzania: Old Media, New Media
    Tanzania is only in the middle tier of technology adopters among African countries, notes Russell Southwood in the latest issue of his Balancing Act Africa newsletter. But an InterMedia national survey shows interesting combinations of old and new technologies, with text messaging leading newspapers as a source of current news (although radio remains the number one source). And there is substantial potential for rapid expansion of mobile internet in the next few years.

Nov 7, 2008  Africa: Wireless Internet in the Countryside
    Two case studies in Tanzania, discussed in a new report by wireless internet expert Ian Howard for the Association for Progressive Communications, show two very different models for building sustainable telecentres to meet needs in rural areas. The Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation is an initiative by self-taught technician Joseph Sekiku, in Karagwe, who created a telecentre on his property with the help of small grants. The Sengerema telecentre, some 200 km away, is the result of several donor and community initiatives engaging a range of stakeholders.

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

July 14, 2014  Africa: Understanding Organized Crime
July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money
July 7, 2014  Africa: Trade Union Perspectives
June 30, 2014  Africa: Clean Energy Most Cost-Effective
June 16, 2014  Africa: Investor Perspectives
May 26, 2014  Africa: Fraudulent Trade & Tax Evasion

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2001-03-01 Tanzania: World Bank Meeting, Demonstration
2001-02-08 Tanzania: Zanzibar Political Repression
2000-11-29 Tanzania: Opposing User Fees
2000-06-15 Tanzania: New Debt Proposals

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News (allafrica) Jul 31, 2014
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Peace Maintenance Is the Duty of Us All
Dar Hailed Over Cyber Crime Fight
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