Tanzanian Affairs

Cover of Tanzanian Affairs magazine

Tanzanian Affairs is an influential news and current affairs magazine, issued three times a year by the Britain Tanzania Society, and circulated to its members.

Since its first issue in December 1975, Tanzanian Affairs has covered all main economic, political, social and other developments in Tanzania. It is also highly valued for its reviews of books and other publications relating to Tanzania.

Tanzanian Affairs attracts many influential writers. Its talented and experienced editorial team has been led since 1984 by David Brewin.

On the occasion of its 100th issue in September 2011, President Kikwete wrote a congratulatory message, which included the following:

“For us in Tanzania, it is another moment to thank you for the good work you have been doing over many years of telling the Tanzanian story. The “Tanzanian Affairs” Bulletin has been writing reports about Tanzania that are well researched and presented ‘without mixing fact and opinion’ as Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, said in 1994. You have done justice to your readers in Britain, Tanzania and elsewhere by being analytical and objective in your work.”

Tanzanian Affairs’ web site is a wonderful resource, containing not only up-to-date publications, but also a searchable database of most past issues, and PDF copies back to issue 1.

Recent News from Tanzanian Affairs

  • TA ISSUE 122

    January 1, 2019

    Politics Ferry Tragedy Rebeca Gyumi wins UN Human Rights prize A pdf of the issue can be downloaded here

  • POLITICS

    January 1, 2019

    by Ben Taylor President Magufuli celebrates three years of achievements At a forum held at the University of Dar es Salaam in November, President Magufuli spoke of his administration’s achievements, citing expansion of industry, economic progress, removal of ghost workers from the government payroll and more. The President, who was seated with the rest of […]

  • MO DEWJI ABDUCTION DRAMA

    January 1, 2019

    by Ben Taylor In the early hours of the morning of October 11, 2018, the prominent businessman and philanthropist, Mo Dewji (see TA108 and other issues), was abducted outside the Colosseum Hotel in the Oyster Bay area of Dar es Salaam. He was released in the middle of the night ten days later on the […]

  • FERRY TRAGEDY

    January 1, 2019

    by Ben Taylor Over 200 dead in latest Lake Victoria ferry tragedy The MV Nyerere, a ferry operating on Lake Victoria, capsized on September 20th. The Tanzanian government have declared that 228 people died as a result while 41 were rescued. The ferry was running its route from Bugolora on Ukerewe Island to Bwisya on […]