Danes ask how to put this or thisTanzanian politician, party and the people voting for them into a box which fits familiar Danish parametres like socialist, capitalist, liberal, gay-friendly, poor, middle-class, young, old, women, men, educated, geography etc.
In spite there are only three years up to the coming elections, interest from outside is growing.
In Copenhagen a seminar on Friday 20 April titled 'Democratic Developments in Tanzania' is to take place.
The Head of Department of Ideology and Publicity for Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) is represented at the seminar, which however doesn't include (direct) representation of the main opposition party, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA)). Check out the seminar here.
Reuters Africa has this week done a FACT BOX on Key political risks to watch in Tanzania, where the following three points are named as the greatest challenges: Consitutional pledge, succession race and social unrest.
The article tells the reader what to watch out for - points which may in fact only qualify as an undefinite list. Mainly due to the fact that Tanzania in my experience cannot be wrought over the same template of political understanding as the one we use to analyse Danish politics, and because things in Tanzania may not be next year as they appear now.
Tanzania changes - kumbe - just like relationhips do, like rains, floods, tsunami warnings, power shortages, mob justices, malaria, explosions, sunken ferries, pot holes, and the death of a celebrity actor will make us look at things differently.
However, I did notice one (vague) tendency in regard of visual communication on Facebook (illustration), a trend which I actually believe is here to stay.