Julius Kambarage Nyerere: 1922-1999
Most known in the role of: Political Leader
Quick Quiz? What was Tanzania called before its independence in 1961? Tanganyika
Julius Kambarage became the country’s first president in 1962
Why you should know Julius Kambarage Nyerere
1. Often considered the ‘founding father of Modern Africa”, he was one of the African leaders who served as the driving force behind what is today known as the African Union.
2. He is often recognized and praised for being a man with incredible oratorical skills, great powers of political persuasion and a leader with principle and idealism
3. Championed ideals of: African Unity, Pan-Africanism and Ujama
Like most, if not all leaders, he is both greatly admired and criticized. To learn more, use the various resources available to you as a child of the 21st century.