Julius Kambarage Nyerere, considered to be the ‘Father’ of Tanzania, is one of Africa’s most renowned statesmen. A son of the chief of the small Zanaki tribe, he was born in 1922 in the village of Butiama, just few miles west of Lake Victoria.
After attending primary school in Musoma and mission schools in Tabora and Pugu, Nyerere studied at Makerere College in Uganda. He then taught for several years.
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Between 1949 and 1952, he pursued graduate studies in history and economics
at Edinburgh University in Scotland, before returning to Tanganyika to begin
It wasn’t Iong before Nyerere was drawn into politics. As president of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), Nyerere travelled within Tanzania and abroad, advocating peaceful change, social equality and racial harmony.