Tanzania

Missing Mwalimu

Print edition : April 19, 2013

July 28, 1967: Julius K. Nyerere addressing a session of his party, the Tanganyika African National Union, in Dar es Salaam. Photo: UPI

Benjamin W. Mkapa, President from 1995 to 2005. After he left office Mkapa said: 'The foreign companies almost always closed local business.' Photo: v. sudershan

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. He no longer believes, as he did in 1970, that 'socialism is the only hope for the world's oppressed masses'. Photo: REUTERS

Coca-Cola as saviour. Tanzania's adoption of neoliberalism is evident in Dar es Salaam. Photo: vijay prashad

Professor Issa Shivji. He developed a critical stance towards Tanzania's socialist experiment. Photo: vijay prashad

Ibrahim Kaduma, former Tanzanian Foreign Minister, and Debnath Shaw, the Indian High Comissioner. Photo: vijay prashad

Tanzania has lost its governing ideology, socialism is humanity, as even the staunchest of Julius Mwalimu (teacher) Nyerere’s supporters adopt the neoliberal paradigm.
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