- The New York Times is reporting that the US Justice Department will not be seeking the death penalty in their prosecution of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the Tanzanian man accused of conspiring in the 1998 bombing of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
- Tanzania ranks 151st in the ‘desirable places to live’ list of countries. Norway was voted the ‘most desirable’ with Niger the ‘least desirable.’
- The so-called ‘Gem of Tanzania,’ valued at one point at $17 million , has been revealed to be a fake worth no more than $160.
- On the tenth anniversary of the late former President Julius Nyerere’s death, The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, his alma mater, will hold a two-hour seminar on the 11th of November to discuss his life and influence in contemporary Tanzania.
- Meanwhile, in his Art Column in The East African this week, Frank Whalley writes eloquently about the popular Tanzanian art movement known to its practitioners as ‘Tingatinga’ and its influence on Tanzanian artists in general.