oa Africa Insight - Nyerere - committed socialist

Volume 10, Issue 3-4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



President Julius Nyerere has become one of Africa's most respected statesmen. His stature is reflected in the influence he wields in the OAU, East Africa and southern Africa through his leading role in the Frontline states. It is also evident in the fact that Tanzania has become one of the most favoured Third World nations in terms of international aid. In this article B J Olivier, an MA student in international politics at the University of Pretoria, takes a closer look at President Nyerere, analysing the beliefs which have motivated his political actions.

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