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Julius Kambarage Nyerere (Mwalimu)

Date of Birth: 13 April 1922
Place of Birth: Tanganyika
Died: 14 October 1999


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Flying higher

Chen Yuan Governor of the CDB has confirmed the Bank would help finance the Air Tanzania deal adding that China Sonangol has agreed with Tanzania to develop Terminal III of Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam...


Zanzibar: the islands are quiet for now

The original eleven articles of union were hastily drawn up in April 1964 to end a bloody Zanzibar revolution by the presidents of the states which were then separate Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Abeid Karume of Zanzibar...


Charles Janson

Wood who was a friend and (at first) an admirer of Julius Nyerere was prominent in the Capricorn Society a movement that impressed Janson with its aim of creating multiracial harmony and political partnership between black and white people...

He predicted for instance that Ghana's charismatic leader Kwame Nkrumah would become an erratic despot and that Julius Nyerere would bankrupt his country with his unwieldy ujamaa model...


Finding the new Mwalimu

In the two previous elections the 'Father of the Nation' the late President Julius Nyerere picked the eventual winner although in 1995 Mkapa was far from being the party's favourite...


Presidential race

The front-runners: Jakaya Kikwete 53 Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister from Bagamoyo on the coast; economist; began career in the army; later Finance Minister; was Chama cha Mapinduzi delegates' first choice in 1995 but stood down at request of Julius Nyerere who said he was too young; after loyally supporting President Benjamin Mkapa for nine years he feels it's his turn; a Muslim who has supported Christian charities; exudes charm; young people like him: the population's median age is 17-18; pleases World Bank by promising to strengthen private sector and promote investment to create employment; Mkapa is unlikely to support him; regional CCM leaders cold-shouldered him at recent fund-raising dinner in Mwanza; younger CCM activists like him; said to have a colourful personal life; delegates much Ministry work to his deputy former High Commissioner in Britain Dr Abdulkader Shareef: after long service Kikwete is reportedly not popular with African diplomats; he talks of closer ties with the Arab world...


Troubled isles

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Jakaya Kikwete from the younger generation came second to Mkapa (who was backed by the late Julius Nyerere) when the party picked its candidate in 1995...


Deeper and deeper

This mainly concerns Burundi where Tanzania has since the death of former President and Burundi mediator Julius Nyerere been eclipsed by South African diplomacy and peacekeeping muscle in Bujumbura...


Multi-party, single party

There was new blood too: Ramadhani Maneno (38) defeated veteran socialist and the late President Julius Nyerere's Press Secretary Paul Sozigwa (69) as NEC Member for Coast Region...


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