Born ; April 13 1922
Transition : October 14 1999
Brief Biography: First president of Tanzania, previously Tanganyika from 1964 up until 1985. Fondly referred to as 'Mwalimu Nyerere ', (Teacher Nyerere) his proffesion before becoming an active political leader. He was also known as "Baba wa Taifa' (Father of the Nation). Nyerere is remembered for his passionate socialist vision referred to as "ujamaa', which led to a financial & economic collapse during his tenure. He was however lauded for instilling a sense of togetherness or nationalism in Tanzania while promoting the importance of culture , both national and international.
|Julius Nyerere -Founding father of the republic of Tanzania|
" Small nations are like indecently dressed women, they tempt the evil minded", Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.
"The objective of socialism in the United Republic of Tanzania is to build a society in which all members have equal rights and equal opportunities; in which all can live in peace with their neighbours without suffering or imposing injustice, being exploited, or exploiting; and in which all have a gradually increasing basic level of material welfare before any individual lives in luxury." (Julius Nyerere 1968)