Articles by: Daniel Donovan
Daniel is the Executive Director of the African Community Advancement Initiative, a non-profit organization that specializes in development projects in rural sub-Saharan Africa. He has a Master’s degree graduate in International Relations with an emphasis on conflict resolution and reconstruction in Africa. Coupled with his extensive previous financial background, Daniel also contributes as a research consultant for Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI), Foreign Policy Association Africa

Floods Leave Rural Tanzania Under Water

May 15, 2014 12:06 am0 comments
Floods Leave Rural Tanzania Under Water

Rufiji, Tanzania – The rains started a few weeks ago and they never stopped. For two weeks they poured down in an almost constant barrage from the sky above. As the water continued to fall, from the ground below it began to rise, causing floods of almost biblical proportions.

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Coastal Tanzania: A Westerners Perspective-Part 2 Rural Tanzania

December 27, 2013 10:53 am0 comments
Coastal Tanzania: A Westerners Perspective-Part 2 Rural Tanzania

In part 2 of my travel piece to the Swahili Coast of Tanzania I will be discussing the variety of events and experiences that made my trip so memorable. The reason I decided to break these testimonials into three separate parts is the vast difference between the urban areas, namely Dar es Salaam, the rural lanscapes, which I will discuss in this piece, and the island of Zanzibar, which will be the final installment of this submission.

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Coastal Tanzania: A Westerners Perspective

November 25, 2013 11:17 am0 comments
Coastal Tanzania: A Westerners Perspective

In October, I spent two unforgettable weeks traveling the Swahili Coast of Tanzania. Using Dar es Salaam as a springboard, I was able to travel in all four directions, visiting very different areas for work and pleasure. As an avid traveler, I have had the opportunity to visit over 30 countries and live on four different continents

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Kenya attack shows that terrorism is a global problem

September 29, 2013 2:13 pm1 comment
Al-Shabab

Horrific tales poured in from the Westgate Mall on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in a posh neighbourhood of Nairobi, as a well executed terrorist attack wreaked havoc on shoppers. More than 70 people were killed and many more were taken hostage in the assault, which lasted for three days.

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African withdrawal from ICC may be the beginning of the end for the court

September 25, 2013 11:18 pm0 comments
William Ruto

On September 5, 2013, the Parliament of Kenya voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), citing the defense of their sovereignty and the resistance of international interference in Kenyan political affairs. Kenya became the first country to withdraw from the Rome Statute – the treaty which established the ICC in 1998.

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Peace in the DRC is contingent on peace between Hutu and Tutsi

August 30, 2013 3:00 pm0 comments
mmmmm makenda

Fighting is once again raging in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In mid-July, violence began again between the DRC government forces, called Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC), and M23 rebels

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Zimbabwe election shows just how effective tyranny can be

August 14, 2013 11:22 pm0 comments
zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party dominated the Zimbabwe elections over Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his oppositional Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in July, with the incumbent president receiving 61 percent of the popular vote and the party claiming victory in 158 seats in parliament.

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Aid-for-Trade and Africa is an ongoing process

July 19, 2013 12:51 am0 comments
Benefits at the local level will be crucial to showing the impact of Aid-for-Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Image provided by www.guardian.co.uk.

A week ago I received an advanced copy of the 2013 report, Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains, composed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which outlined the impact that the Aid-for-Trade Initiative has had over the last several years. Since its inception in 2007, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the OECD have partnered to create a system that encourages transparency of borders, through trade

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Botswana’s investment and management in diamonds paying off

July 1, 2013 12:25 am0 comments
Botswana’s investment and management in diamonds paying off

This week, the government of Botswana announced that it would start auctioning its own diamonds for the first time ever, moving much of its precious stone trade internally, away from the usual markets in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe

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Tanzania must properly utilise resource wealth

June 15, 2013 12:20 pm0 comments
Tanzania must properly utilise resource wealth

Tanzania is sitting on a verified mountain of natural gas resources, enough to help pull the country into economic prominence on the continent.

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