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Julius Nyerere (1922 – 1999)


Served as the first President of Tanzania and previously Tanganyika, from the country's founding in 1964 until his retirement in 1985.
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Julius Nyerere
Those who receive this privilege therefore, have a duty to repay the sacrifice which others have made. They are like the man who has been given all the food available in a starving village in order that he might have strength to bring supplies back from a distant place. If he takes this food and does not bring help to his brothers, he is a traitor. Similarly, if any of the young men and women who are given an education by the people of this republic adopt attitudes of superiority, or fail to use their knowledge to help the development of this country, then they are betraying our union.
Nyerere quotes
I have read and re-read the Arusha Declaration and found nothing wrong with it except perhaps replacing a few commas here and there... it was clear for some of us that it would only be a mad man who would stand up and defend the Arusha Declaration.
Nyerere
Freedom to many means immediate betterment, as if by magic ... Unless I can meet at least some of these aspirations, my support will wane and my head will roll just as surely as the tickbird follows the rhino.




Nyerere Julius quotes
Democracy is not a bottle of Coca-Cola which you can import. Democracy should develop according to that particular country. I never went to a country, saw many parties and assumed that it is democratic. You cannot define democracy purely in terms of multi-partist parties.
Nyerere Julius
Here is a man who retired as a head of state and went back to his small village house to live a pension like any other public servant.
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