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The quote of the week: TGIF

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Mzee Mwanakijiji, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    Katika pita pita zangu nimekutana na nukuu hii hapa na nimeipenda. NI somo tosha:

    akaya Kikwete has aped him. Despite the fact that he is about to mark his third year in office, he has spent about a quarter of his time as president outside the country! He reminds me of US president George Bush who used to spent much time in his ranch in Texas (he must have dreamt of controlling Washington from his ranch) until September 11 2001 proved him wrong –sending him back to the capital city. As Tanzania gets credit for solving other peoples’ problems, it is still one of the poorest countries on earth!

    I would like to get the whole article..
  2. Kuhani

    Kuhani JF-Expert Member

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    Hii makala inaongelea "Rais" Mbeki, inawezeka ni ya zamani japo tarehe kwenye chanzo chake ni current. Hata sielewi. Inawezekana jarida hili lina mushkeli, manake mwandishi nae anavyo ramble ... mmh!
  3. Mpita Njia

    Mpita Njia JF-Expert Member

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    Lakini Mzee Mwanakijiji, kuna thread yako moja unaonyesha kuwa watanzanias wapo kimya sana licha ya matukio yote yanayopaswa kuleta 'hasira'. Kwa hiyo, sidhani kama haya ya South Africa yanaweza kutusumbua sana watz-tunaendelea na ukondoo wetu
  4. Lady Capricorn

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    It a nice article, and I like the Tanzania-South Africa comparisons but I think the author has been in Cape Town too long: the two countries are hardly the same. I take exception to the idea that President Kikwete is 'aping' Thabo Mbeki. The two men have entirely different leadership styles- Kikwete is a home-grown populist and spent a massive part of his civil service as foreign minister, a role he seems to have continued in his presidency. Mbeki is an intellectual who never seemed to make the popular connection. Mbeki turns a blind eye to internal issues, Kikwete practices an interesting form of oversight where he saves personal interventions for crisis situations. One is removed, the other is present but hidden. Subtle but crucial difference!

    That said, even our xenophobia is different. We fear the EAC because we are convinced we will lose out on jobs and land. Given our record of foreign investment so far, can we say this is an unfounded fear? So we were honest and voted against it. Our South African brethren straight up betrayed their fellow Africans- note how they killed the African immigrants. Not any other groups, just Africans. Is it really about xenophobia or has their segregation history twisted even the African populations down south into self-hating? Ask a South African what they mean by 'Kwere kwere.' Even the most racist Tanzanian hardly has a term for fellow non-Tanzanian Africans.
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    Lady capricorn must be a diplomat as she does not want to be very blunt about the stark difference between Thabo Mbeki and Jakaya Kikwete that while the former is an intellectual the later is an intellectual dwarf.!! Thabo Mbeki never shied away from making unpopular/hard decisions like the AIDS controversy, Jakaya Kikwete on the other hand uses his cronies to make unpopular/hard pronoucements; witness how he used Mustapha Mkullo to anounce the unpopular govt. position concerning the benefits due to the East African community retirees!!
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