Analysis: Liberation, Self-reliance and Marxism – the Tanzanian Way of Socialism

Analysis: Liberation, Self-reliance and Marxism – the Tanzanian Way of Socialism

By Joachim Abunuwasi Lugansya Mwami | January 2018

2018 mark several anniversaries whose significance for the critique of capitalist society is hardly to overestimate. It is the 170th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto in February 2018, and it would have been Karl Marx’s 200th birthday in May 2018. Joachim Abunuwasi Lugansya Mwami about Marxism as the ideological core of a developmental strategy emerged in Tanzania in the late 1960s.

Analysis: The rise and fall of the Arusha Declaration

Analysis: The rise and fall of the Arusha Declaration

By Issa Shivji | August 2017

The rise and fall of the Arusha Declaration on Socialism and Self-Reliance (Ujamaa) in Tanzania surely remains to be one of the key hallmarks of this nation’s political, economic and social fabric and outlook in general. While critically evaluating the main premises of Ujamaa, this article rigorously interrogates its relevance and application to the current socio-political situation. Read more …

Interview: Multi Stakeholder Platforms – the way forward for advocacy in East Africa?

Interview: Multi Stakeholder Platforms – the way forward for advocacy in East Africa?

Interview with Michael Farrelly, Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement | May 2017

In East Africa, the space and terrain for Non-Governmental actors to operate and thrive keep constantly changing. To address some of those challenges and obstacles, the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) – one of RLS’ partners in the region, has recently embarked on establishing and running a Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on seeds in the country. RLS conducted an interview with Michael Farrelly, TOAM’s Programme Manager. Read more …

Interview: Creating Employment through Climate Adaptation

Interview: Creating Employment through Climate Adaptation

Interview with Fazal Issa (ForumCC) | Broadcasted by Deutsche Welle Swahili Program | April 2017

In this radio interview, Fazal Issa, ForumCC’s Programme Officer, tells Deutsch Welle’ (DW) Swahili service how it is planning to encourage agricultural and solid waste management practices that are not only climate-friendly, but will likewise enable them make an income in the process. Read more …

Publication: Fields of Gold?

Publication: Fields of Gold?

Deliberations on Natural Resource Politics in Africa | Edited by RLS (Ibrahima Thiam and Andreas Bohne) | April 2017

African countries are characterised by an abundant supply of resources including (agricultural) land, recently discovered oil and gas reserves or deposits of gold, platinum and others. However, what seems to be a blessing for the some can turn out to be a curse for others. This online publication contains presentations which were held at a Stiftung-internal workshop in Dakar. It illustrates some aspects of the discussion on resource politics in Africa. Read more …