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Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a Tanzanian politician who served as the first President of Tanzania and previously Tanganyika, from the country's founding in 1961 until his retirement in 1985.

Nyerere's Life and Politics

Nyerere's Life and Politics

In 1961, Nyerere was elected Tanganyika's first Prime Minister, and following independence, in 1962, the country's first President, and In 1964 Tanzania President...

Nyerere Through Timeline

Nyerere's through time

Follow the key moments in Nyerere's life with this dynamic, interactive timeline. Also included are many important historical events that occurred during the period, 1922 - 1999.

Nyerere on Pictures

Nyerere on Pictures

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Nyerere Quotes

"Having come into contact with a civilization which has over-emphasized the freedom of the individual, we are in fact faced with one of the big problems of Africa in the modern world. Our problem is just this: how to get the benefits of European society - benefits that have been brought about by an organization based upon the individual -- and yet retain African's own structure of society in which the individual is a member of a kind of fellowship."

Julius Kambarage Nyerere as quoted in the New York Times Magazine on 27 March 1960.

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Listen to the Legacy of Nyerere

Nyerere was reported as saying that he was a "schoolmaster by choice and a politician by accident"

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Books and Publications
Tanzania National Government Website Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA) Nyerere Centre for Peace and Research