If you’re not familiar with the term ‘Mzungu’, you will be once in Tanzania.
Meaning ‘aimless wanderer’, ‘nomad’ or ‘traveller’, the word is reserved for visiting Westerners and is in no way intended to be derogatory or offensive.
That way you can accept second helpings later, a sign of gratitude.
While excessive PDA is considered nauseating by some of us in the West, it’s plain taboo in Tanzania.
The organisations stated that “the Tanzanian constitution enshrines the right to seek legal redress when fundamental rights have been violated”.
They added Tanzania has signed the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ rights which “recognises an individual’s right to an appeal to competent national organs against acts violating his fundamental rights as recognised and guaranteed by conventions, laws and customs in force”.
When a photo is taken of them, members of certain ethnic groups believe that a piece of their soul is taken along with it.
Be respectful by asking permission beforehand, or just keep a lid on the lens.
Police made 12 arrests Wednesday at the hotel, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality.
In a joint statement Friday CHESA and South Africa’s Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), a fellow NGO, insisted they were merely coordinating a “legal consultation” to challenge a government decision to limit the provision of some health services.
The people of Tanzania have a rich cultural heritage that spans back centuries.
Home to a huge variety of ethnic groups, tribes, and blends of religions, it’s easy to imagine a long list of do’s and don’ts. Aside from the obvious politeness and friendliness, here’s all you need pay attention to: Keep it simple with a smile, a hello, and a handshake.
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