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As with so many things in Africa the people here often simply make do. Read more

Inside the IMF

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Jeffrey Sachs on African aid

Jeffrey Sachs is a special advisor to the UN’s Ban Ki Moon. He’s one of the key speakers here at the IMF conference in Dar es Salaam . . .

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The game of Bao

Two men playing this ancient game in Slipway north of Dar es Salaam.


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Slowdown — what slowdown?

Salim was playing basketball down by the beach in Dar es Salaam. Unlike the IMF, he’s not too worried about things.

Tanzania — Women’s week

Every year starting 1st March is women’s week in Tanzania.

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Africa Week — the editors’ view

Private enterprise in a global downturn. Read more