n Conflict Trends - From the editor's desk

Volume 1999, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


On 14 October 1999, Mwalimu Nyerere succumbed to chronic leukaemia at the age of 77 at St. Thomas Hospital in London. His death was mourned throughout Africa and the world. Obituaries were published in newspapers from London to Lomé; from Beijing to Boston. At the state funeral in the national stadium in Dar es Salaam, no fewer than sixteen heads of state attended and Tanzanians in their thousands paid their last respects to their founding president. Mwalimu Nyerere was finally laid to rest in his home village of Butiama.

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