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Julius K. Nyerere: No Regrets At Socialism

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  1. Makange

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    Julius K. Nyerere: No Regrets At Socialism

    First Published: October 24, 1990

    Julius K. Nyerere, who led Tanzania for the first-quarter century of its existence as an independent state, struck an unapologetic note as he said he had no regrets, despite the ramshackle condition in which he leaves his country.

    “If I had my time over again, I would do it much the same way,” said the 68-year-old founding father who is called Mwalimu — Swahili for the teacher — by Tanzanians. He made his comments in an interview while on a recent visit to the United Nations.
    A thin, gray-haired man with a ready laugh, Mr. Nyerere has given up his last official position, stepping down in August as chairman of Tanzania’s single, ruling party. Five years earlier, he became one of the handful of African leaders to leave office voluntarily, resigning as President, a post he held since 1962, a year after independence from Britain.

    In the years that followed, Mr. Nyerere came to be revered throughout Africa as a nationalist who, along with men like Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast and Kenneth D. Kaunda of Zambia, brought an end to colonial rule. They served as the first generation of leaders of independent Africa. Pulling Together

    He was also a social engineer who brought his own vision of “African socialism” — he called it.....READ MORE HERE

    Reference: MAKANGE BLOG
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    "Yet today, as Mr. Nyerere leaves the stage, the country's largely agricultural economy is in ruins, with its 26 million people eking out their living on a per-capita income of slightly more than $200 a year, one of the lowest in the world."

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