Tanzania at 60: A model of co-existence held back by political rigidity

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A bus drives down Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Photo credit: Daniel Hayduk | C40

Tanzania gained its independence on 9 December 1961 after 71 years of colonial administration, first under Germany and later Britain. At independence the country had only 11 indigenous university graduates and 71 percent of the senior civil service were expatriates.

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