When bulls fight…Kenya – Tanzania border woes

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At the onset of the pandemic, the two countries, like all others in the region and elsewhere in the world, Tanzania and Kenya closed their borders, for a while. However it soon dawned on both that closing their borders from each other (and their neighbours) was but a band-aid solution. The underlying trade logistics are already so entwined that no country could do without the other, short of losing hard-gained economic ground. So, no sooner had they closed their borders than the two countries were forced to reopen them. That is where the third set of complications surfaced; the first — the onset of the coronavirus — was not through any fault of the countries. The second — the closure of their borders in line with international recommendations — was in response to the first, and the third was the lack of a concerted, joint response. It is the third complication that now has not only the two countries locking horns, but the whole region grappling with the harsh realities of interdependence versus autonomy and the consequences of taking decisions independent of each other rather than in concert with each other. https://theexchange.africa/banking/us-lifts-sanction-on-zimbabwe-banks/ Let us take the case of Tanzania for

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Giza Mdoe is an experienced journalist with 10 plus years. He's been a Creative Director on various brand awareness campaigns and a former Copy Editor for some of Tanzania's leading newspapers. He's a graduate with a BA in Journalism from the University of San Jose.

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