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Get Ready for Your New Baby with an Amazon Baby Registry

In my last community accommodation & shopping guide, one of the services I mentioned that’s used by my readers is the Amazon Baby Registry service. Perhaps, it shouldn’t have been included in that guide because it is actually a free service, but no harm done since, after all, it’s somehow related to how you, my readers, shop online. Today, I’d like to tell you a little more about the service and how it could benefit you if you are expecting a child. But first, let’s get warmed up with a little video. Alright, now that we are warmed up, let me … Continue reading

50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians 2018: Vote Now!

Leading African rating & PR agency Avance Media has announced finalists for the 2nd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed “50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians". According to Prince Akpah, Managing Director of Avance Media, this year’s list features young Tanzanians between the ages of 15 and 40 who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields and have extended impact to other young people across the country and beyond. Public voting is now open at tz.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking. The 2017 edition was won … Continue reading

New Music from Tanzania: ‘Mpokee’ by Ericomsongz ft. Kellah

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope all is well with you and that your 2019 is off to a great start. Today, for my first post of the year, I would like to do something a little different: I’d like to share some music with you. I recently came across a new tune from Tanzania, that’s sweet in subject matter and catchy in sound. I found this song in my inbox, where it had been sent to me by the popular Tanzanian record label MJ Records, the record label of one of the artists that performs the song. Usually, I … Continue reading

Thriving and Surviving After Divorce

As the year comes to an end, and we prepare for a fresh start in 2019, today, let’s tackle a subject that’s a bit unusual for my blog, but that is in the same theme of endings and new beginnings: divorce and life after it. To tell you more on this topic, I’ve got Jennifer Hunter, who would like to share a few thoughts on the subject. Over to you, Jen…. If you have recently gotten divorced or are considering ending your marriage, you are not alone. In fact, divorce rates in Tanzania have been on the rise in recent years. Many … Continue reading

5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less a Night

A couple of months ago, I woke up to this message from a childhood friend who lives in Nairobi, Kenya: Ma soeur on dit quoi? [What’s up, my sister?] My friend F. in Tz [Tanzania] is coming for 4 nights end month and we’re looking for a BnB for her. How much did you guys pay per night where you stayed [the last time you were in Nairobi]? She was talking about Salmiya Place, which I told you about in this post. I quickly responded to my friend’s message with the prices I had paid at Salmiya Place. She went … Continue reading