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October 15, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, whose principle of umoja, or unity, instilled in his people a sense of brotherhood notably absent in a continent often scarred by ethnic strife, died of leukemia Thursday. He was 77. The respected elder statesman, who led his country to independence from Britain in 1961, once told a U.S. newspaper: "My success is building a nation out of this collection of tribes," noting that his real wish had been to create an East Africa federation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999
The death of Dr. Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, is a great loss to Africa at a time when negative images of the continent's leaders are so often featured in the news (Oct. 15). In 1957, a year before he became a member of the legislature, he visited me in Chicago and we did a radio program for NBC. Afterward, I said we would take the Illinois Central train to my apartment at the University of Chicago. Nyerere said, "In Africa I walk a lot and I can think.
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September 21, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heady days of the 1960s when African nationalism was the rage, the fledgling republic of Tanzania boldly set out to dismantle the vestiges of its British colonial past. Almost overnight, the nation's elementary schools, courts and government institutions were ordered to start using Swahili instead of English. Secondary schools and universities were told to follow suit by the year 2000--the government target date for complete "Swahilization" at all levels of society.
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October 15, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, whose principle of umoja, or unity, instilled in his people a sense of brotherhood notably absent in a continent often scarred by ethnic strife, died of leukemia Thursday. He was 77. The respected elder statesman, who led his country to independence from Britain in 1961, once told a U.S. newspaper: "My success is building a nation out of this collection of tribes," noting that his real wish had been to create an East Africa federation.
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November 26, 1989 | From Reuters
The Ethiopian government and rebels from the northern province of Eritrea have agreed on a framework for peace negotiations, sources close to preliminary talks said Saturday. They said the government and the separatist Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) had settled on a list of seven international observers to attend negotiations to end the 28-year-old war, Africa's longest conflict.
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August 16, 1987 | BLAINE HARDEN, The Washington Post
All of Africa and much of the world applauded when Julius Nyerere, the George Washington of this vast East African country, voluntarily stepped down as president. His retirement two years ago moved many of his countrymen to tears. The peaceful end to the presidency of an honest man--reverently called Mwalimu , Swahili for teacher--stood in noble contrast to the coups, murders and midnight escapes that have ended the careers of other African rulers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999
The death of Dr. Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, is a great loss to Africa at a time when negative images of the continent's leaders are so often featured in the news (Oct. 15). In 1957, a year before he became a member of the legislature, he visited me in Chicago and we did a radio program for NBC. Afterward, I said we would take the Illinois Central train to my apartment at the University of Chicago. Nyerere said, "In Africa I walk a lot and I can think.
NEWS
February 3, 1985 | From Reuters
Presidents Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Julius K. Nyerere of Tanzania discussed African problems and bilateral relations here Friday, Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Butros Butros Ghali said.
NEWS
August 16, 1985
Tanzania's ruling party elected Vice President Ali Hassan Mwinyi to succeed President Julius Nyerere, 63, who plans to step down this year after leading his country since independence in 1961. Delegates at a special convention of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party voted 1,731 to 14 for Mwinyi in a secret ballot. According to the constitution, the vote means that Mwinyi, 60, who has a reputation as a moderate economic reformer, will be the sole candidate in October.
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February 13, 1985 | United Press International
President Julius K. Nyerere of Tanzania, chairman of the Organization of African Unity, appealed Tuesday to Western countries for emergency aid for the West African nation of Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta, where he said 3 million people face starvation from drought and famine.
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September 21, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heady days of the 1960s when African nationalism was the rage, the fledgling republic of Tanzania boldly set out to dismantle the vestiges of its British colonial past. Almost overnight, the nation's elementary schools, courts and government institutions were ordered to start using Swahili instead of English. Secondary schools and universities were told to follow suit by the year 2000--the government target date for complete "Swahilization" at all levels of society.
NEWS
November 26, 1989 | From Reuters
The Ethiopian government and rebels from the northern province of Eritrea have agreed on a framework for peace negotiations, sources close to preliminary talks said Saturday. They said the government and the separatist Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) had settled on a list of seven international observers to attend negotiations to end the 28-year-old war, Africa's longest conflict.
NEWS
August 16, 1987 | BLAINE HARDEN, The Washington Post
All of Africa and much of the world applauded when Julius Nyerere, the George Washington of this vast East African country, voluntarily stepped down as president. His retirement two years ago moved many of his countrymen to tears. The peaceful end to the presidency of an honest man--reverently called Mwalimu , Swahili for teacher--stood in noble contrast to the coups, murders and midnight escapes that have ended the careers of other African rulers.
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April 17, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Burundi's feuding parties have agreed to attend a conference organized by Africa's elder statesman, former Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere, in an effort to stop ethnic bloodshed, the U.N. announced. The meeting, scheduled for Monday in Tanzania, is aimed at stopping killing that has claimed more than 300 lives in the past two weeks alone.
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