Monday, 13 April 2015

93rd birthday of Julius Nyerere

(Born 13 April 1922, Butiama, Tanzania)
Teacher, head of the Tanganyika African National Union, beginning 1954, which spearheads the restoration-of-independence movement in Tanzania that successfully frees the country in 1961 from 80 years of German and British conquest and occupation, president of the freed republic, October 1964-November 1985, provides rearguard bases for education and training (in Tanzania) for numerous southern African restoration-of-independence movements (1960s-1990s), one of the very few leaders in Africa who unequivocally condemns the 29 May 1966-12 January 1970 Igbo genocide – the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, plays key role in the 1978 termination of the Idi Amin Dada murderous regime in neighbouring Uganda

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