Wednesday, 13 April 2016

94th birthday of Julius Nyerere

(Born 13 April 1922, Butiama, Tanzania)
Mwalimu! 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 dual German and British conquests and occupations, president of the freed republic, October 1964-November 1985, provides rearguard bases for education, medical care  and training (in Tanzania) for numerous southern African restoration-of-independence movements especially from Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa (1960s-1990s), one of the very few leaders in Africa who unequivocally condemns Igbo genocide, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, during which Britain and client state Nigeria murder 3.1 million Igbo people – 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
(Max Roach & Anthony Braxton, “Birth” [personnel: Roach, drums; Braxton, reeds; recorded: Ricordi Studios, Milan, Italy, 7 September 1978])
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