CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI NI NGUVU NA UMOJA

There are many political kangas being worn here in Northern Tanzania. Many of them depict the face of either the current president, J.K. Kikwete or Tanzania’s first president, Julius Nyerere. There are also many CCM (Chama Cha Mapinduzi) kangas to be seen. CCM is the party of both of these politicians and also Tanzania’s most powerful party. As elections near in October of this year, I hope more women will wear political kangas to express their support and hope to collect some for myself too.

I got this kanga second-hand from a woman living in Mtakuja Village near Moshi in April 2015. It has the date 1999 printed on the label.

I got this kanga second-hand from a woman living in Mtakuja Village near Moshi in April 2015. It has the date 1999 printed on the label.

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English Translation: The Party of the Revolution is power and unity

In the border, the symbol of the CCM Party - a hammer and a hoe.

In the border, the symbol of the CCM Party – a hammer and a hoe.

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