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Mohamed Said Salum Abdallah

Tanzanian transport specialist and author


Positions listed are those which are held currently or have been held in the past. Dates are given wherever possible. Where there are no dates, positions are ordered alphabetically.

* Principal Marketing Officer - Tanga (1997 - )
* Senior Commercial Officer - Dwell Time Office, Container Term.-Special Duties (1996 - 1997)
* Senior Marketing Officer (1993 - 1995)
* Senior Commercial Officer - Directorate of Operations (1988 - 1992)
* Assistant Insurance Manager - Directorate of Finance (1980 - 1988)
* Insurance Clerk - East African Cargo Handling Services (1972 - 1980)

Selected Works

Where there are no dates, works are ordered alphabetically

* Terrorism in East Africa: the Tanzanian Experience [Conference Papers, 2006]
Paper presented at the conference on Islam, Terrorism and African Development, University of Ibadan, 8th - 10th February 2006
* The Torch on Kilimanjaro [Children's Literature, Oxford University Press, Nairobi, 2006]
* Islamic Movement and the Christian Lobby in Tanzania - the Experience of the late Prof. Kighoma Ali Malima (1938 - 1995) [Conference Papers, 2004]
(Paper Presented to Tanzania Muslim Students Association (TAMSA) Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Morogoro 11th April 2004)
* Sheikh Hassan bin Ameir - The Moving Spirit of Muslim Emancipation in Tanganyika (1950 - 1968) [Conference Papers, 2004]
(Paper presented at Youth Camp organised by Zanzibar University, World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) and Tanzania Muslim Students Association (TAMSA) 27th February - 4th March 2004)
* Islamic Education and Intellectualism in Eastern Africa 'Themes from the Pulpit in Tanganyika (Tanzania Mainland) 1800 - 2000' [Conference Papers, 2003]
(Paper presented at International Symposium on Islamic Civilisation in Eastern Africa Kampala, Uganda organised by the Islamic Conference Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Istanbul and the Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale December 15th - 17th 2003)
* The Question of Muslim Stagnation in Education in Tanzania - A Muslim Riddle [Conference Papers, 2003]
(Paper presented at the Conference of the Global World of the Swahili Intercultural Dialogue on the Indian Ocean Zanzibar, February 20 - 23, 2003)
* Maisha na Nyakati za Abdulwahid Sykes 1924-1968 Historia Iliyofichwa Kuhusu Harakati za Waislam Dhidi ya Ukoloni wa Waingereza [Non-fiction book, Phoenix Publishers, Nairobi, 2002]
* The Life and Times of Abdulwahid Sykes 1924 -1968 The Untold Story of the Muslim Struggle against British Colonialism in Tanganyika [Non-fiction book, Minerva Press London, 1998]
* Tanzania - The "Secular" Unsecular State [Journalistic essays, Change (Dar es Salaam), 1995]
* The Plight of Tanzanian Muslim [Journalistic essays, Change (Dar es Salaam), 1993]
* Islam and Politics in Tanzania [Research Paper, Al Haq International (Karachi), 1989]
* Abdulwahid Sykes: Founder of Political Movement [Research Paper, Africa Events (London), 1988]
* In Praise of Ancestors [Research Paper, Africa Events (London), 1987]


Where there are no dates, achievements are ordered alphabetically

* Post-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Studies - University of Wales (1992)
* Certificate of Appreciation for research into political history of Tanganyika - United States Information Services (USIS)


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