from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Nyerere, Julius Kambarage 1921-1999. Tanzanian politician who led his country to independence from Britain and served as its first president (1962-1985). During his presidency, he successfully promoted East African unity.


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  • One member of the facilitating team, known as the Nyerere

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  • Frechette, who was in the assembly chamber, called Nyerere "an architect of the Organization of African Unity and one of the giants of the 20th century African liberation movement."

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  • Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland and current president of the European Union, called Nyerere's role in African independence

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  • Mkapa, calling Nyerere a man "who friends, comrades and his fellow countrymen loved deeply ... and whose political foes respected highly."

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  • At that Conference leaders such as Nyerere, Kaunda,

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  • Many Tanzanians are especially worried about their government squandering the legacy of the country's first president, Julius Nyerere, who said: "In accepting the trusteeship of our wildlife we solemnly declare we will do everything in our power to make sure our children's grandchildren will be able to enjoy this rich and precious inheritance."

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  • People like the late Nyerere or Mandela who did not steal money were quite comfortable living in their countries after handing over power.

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  • Nyerere's vision was of a nation built upon these extended family relations; he called this "tribal socialism".

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  • The son of a tribal chief of the small Zanaki ethnic group, Nyerere held that beneath the myriad ethnic diversity of the region, there existed a set of common social values exhibited in tribal and communal ways of living that gave rise to an authentic east African identity.

    A new spirit of community

  • Tanzania was founded as a unified and independent nation in 1964 upon a vision of Ujamaa, as articulated by Julius Kambara Nyerere, the first Tanzanian president.

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