Tanzanians at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam at the inauguration John Pembe Magufuli in November 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Tanzania’s Civil Society Raises Alarm, But Magufuli’s Toe-Stepping Ways Are No Big Deal To Some In Africa

Public support for freedom of association is far from universal in Africa; one-third (32%) of citizens say the government should be able to ban any organisation that goes against its policies.

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Siyanda Mohutsiwa speaking on 'social pan-Africanism' at TEDx Amsterdam, Nov 27, 2015. (Photo/Flickr/Renata)

One Year After #IfAfricaWasABar, ‘Social Pan-Africanism’ Makes Quiet Strides

Pan-Africanism is not new, but it has long been an elite project, with the majority of ordinary people having no stake in it. Now, social media offers a way to forge a new sense of solidarity, unmediated by state imaginations.