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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

"...intellectuals have a special contribution to make to the development of our nation, and to Africa. And I am asking that their knowledge, and the greater understanding that they should possess, should be used for the benefit of the society of which we are all members."

Julius Kambarage Nyerere, from his book Uhuru na Maendeleo (Freedom and Development), 1973.

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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