Julius Nyerere Interview (1960s)

Julius Nyerere explains the challenges facing Tanzania. This is a clip of an interview for British television.  He states in the interview that education is necessary for the development of the country.  President Nyerere wanted more Tanzanians to study abroad and bring their new found skills back to the nation. He did not object to having foreign teachers come and teach in secondary schools. The remaining footage displays a Tanzania of the 1960s. Tanzania was at the time one of the leaders of African socialism and Pan-Africanism. According to to Nyerere only when poverty, class struggle,  and colonialism were thoroughly eliminated could Africa be free. All of his socialist policies were not completely successful, but his fight against Apartheid South Africa and other white minority rule regimes made him a hero in the eyes of the continent.


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