Gerald M. Boodoo, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for African Studies
Center for African Studies
104 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: boodoog@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.1929

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    Tanzania

    Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa and is bordered by three of the largest lakes on the continent: Lake Victoria (the world's second largest freshwater lake), Lake Tanganyika (the world's second deepest) and Lake Nyasa.

    99% of Tanzania's population is native Africans. 95% of these native Africans are Bantu from more than 130 tribes.

    Tanzania's per capita is only $1,400 making it one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income. However, Tanzania averaged 7% growth per year between 2000 and 2008 on strong gold production and tourism. Agriculture employs 80% of the workforce.

    • 17.6 million Tanzanians own a cell phone but only 678,000 have access to the internet.
    • Tanzania hosts more than a half-million refugees, more than any other African country.
    • In 2010, 1,423.3 Tanzanian shillings were equal to one U.S. dollar.

    Duquesne graduate students and faculty learned about the needs of occupational therapists in Tanzania.

    Academics travel to Tanzania, Africa to learn about Spiritan mission, possible partnerships

    (Source: CIA World Factbook)