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Announcement:multiparty democracy in east africa

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  1. kilimasera

    kilimasera JF-Expert Member

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    The African Studies Program of the University of Iowa will hold a Symposium entitled ³The Future of Multiparty Democracy in East Africa² on April 1-2, 2011. All events will be held at the International Programs Commons, University Capitol Centre, on the University of Iowa campus.

    The keynote lecture, on the afternoon of April 1, will be presented by Dr. Wilibrod Slaa, Secretary General of CHADEMA (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo), the leading opposition political party in Tanzania. Dr. Slaa
    was the presidential candidate of CHADEMA in the 2010 general election.

    Other participants from Tanzania include two prominent journalists, Jenerali Ulimwengu and Bernard Mapalala, and also Josephine Mushumbusi from CHADEMA as well as Mohamed Said, an independent scholar. Participants from the U.S. will include Joe L.P. Lugalla, Joshua Rubongoya, Joel Barkan, Aili Mari Tripp and James Brennan.

    Among the topics discussed by participants will be multiparty politics in Tanzania and Uganda, the role of the media in democratic politics, trends in African democratization, Muslim politics in Tanzania, women and democratization, and the history of opposition politics in Tanzania.

    All events are free and the public are welcome.

    For further information, please contact James Giblin, Co-Director of the African Studies Program, at james-giblin@uiowa.edu

    from: Announcement: A Symposium on The Future of Multiparty Democracy in East Africa - Wavuti