Tanzania

Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Mozambique. Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. Its total area of 947,300 sq. km. includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar. The population of 43,601,796 is 99% African, consisting of over 130 tribes. Tanzania’s natural resources are hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas and nickel. Tanzania is bordered by three of the largest lakes on the continent: Lake Victoria (the world's second-largest freshwater lake) in the north, Lake Tanganyika (the world's second deepest) in the west, and Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) in the southwest. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 80% of the work force.

  • Arun Agrawal

    Arun Agrawal

    Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

  • Kelly Askew

    Kelly M. Askew

    Director, African Studies Center
    Associate Professor, Anthropology
    Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

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    Shake Ketefian

    Professor, School of Nursing

  • Nyambura Mpesha

    Nyambura Mpesha

    Lecturer III in Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Professor, DAAS
    Language Instructor

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    Maxwell Owusu

    Professor, Anthropology

  • Derek Peterson

    Derek Peterson

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Professor, Department of History

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    Amr Soliman

    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

  • Howard Stein

    Howard Stein

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology

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    David A. Wallace

    Lecturer, School of Information