How Mwalimu Julius Nyerere built state out of disparate nations

The founding President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere. ‘Development as Rebellion: A Biography of Julius Nyerere’ is a three-part series that looks at his life. PHOTO | FILE

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What you need to know:

  • Britain, the colonial masters, treated Africans as third-rate citizens, below Arabs, Asians and Europeans.
  • When Nyerere resigned from teaching to work for Taa, he wasn’t even assured of a salary

African presidents who took power from the colonialists had the difficult task of building the new nations.

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