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Tanzania Overview

I was a computer/IT lecturer at the University of Bukoba in Bukoba, Tanzania from 2001 to 2003. My duties were to design course modules, enhance the quality of teaching, and increase interdisciplinary research capacities. I needed to learn basic Swahili. I received training and support through Voluntary Service Overseas Canada, a volunteer organization.

Tanzania is a country of about 30 million people in East Africa. The 2000 elections were won by President Benjamin Mkapa and the incumbent CCM party. Here are a few of my photos of Tanzania.

Swahili, or Kiswahili, is the national language of Tanzania. It is the world's twelfth language and the most widely spoken language in sub-Saharan Africa. I studied Swahili for two months in fall 1994 and again in VSO training. If you are learning Swahili, see my Swahili grammar and vocabulary quiz programs.