About Tanzania

Capital: Dodoma
Population Estimate: 59,734,218 million (Source: World Bank)
Area: 947,300 square kilometers
Borders:  Kenya and Uganda (north), Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo(west)and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique (south), and Indian Ocean east).
Independence Day: December 9, 1961
President: Samia Suluhu Hassan
Major Religion: Christianity
Other Common Religions: Islam, Folk religion
Currency: Tanzanian Shillings (TZS)
Key Challenges: Poverty, Inequality, Natural Resources Management, Trafficking in Persons, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Illicit Drugs, International Disputes.
Interesting Fact: Nearly 30 percent of Tanzania is comprised of National Parks

Country Analysis


April 2019

Tanzania continues to play a critical role in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hosts ...

March 2019

As Tanzania’s 2020 general elections approach, President John Magufuli and his ruling party do not intend to modify their controversial ...

February 2019

Under the leadership of John Magufuli, the long-standing ruling party, the CCM, retains a firm grip on power. This month ...

January 2019

Magufuli’s Fifth-Phase Government prioritized efforts to clampdown on corruption, improve public administration and manage public resources for improved social outcomes ...

December 2018

The country is caught in a backlash from the international community and development partners for its recent human rights records, ...