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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

"Capitalism means that the masses will work, and a few people - who may not labor at all - will benefit from that work. The few will sit down to a banquet, and the masses will eat whatever is left over."

From a speech written by Julius Kambarage Nyerere, The Rational Choice given on 2 January 1973 in Khartoum.

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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