The town of Kigoma is the largest town in Western Tanzania and a hub for all the UNHCR's trying to take care of all the refugees from Burundi and DRC. Around Kigoma several thousands of refugees live in camps. Now the UNHCR is trying to repatriate them in their home countries, since the economical burden is getting to heavy for Tanzania.
The Wild West November 30th 2007 The road was long and beautiful. It winded over gently undulating semi-savannah, across the Fipa-plateau, past small friendly villages and through deep and damp forest. Wouldn’t it have been for a twist of fate we would never have discovered that exceptional stretch of bad gravel and instead we would have been chugging up Lake Tanganyika on the legendary steamer MV Liemba.
The steamboat had bee ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » West » Kigoma Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more