Julius Nyerere

 
Africa’s free trade fairy tale
Africa’s free trade fairy tale
A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream - and sell it hard.
Africa can rise if we cast off our shackles
Africa can rise if we cast off our shackles
Hassan is a friend who originally comes from Somalia. He is a cobbler and told me captivating stories about his journey through Africa. He was once a...
Okri’s insufficient renaissance
Okri’s insufficient renaissance
The hour-long address, titled “Summoning the African Renaissance: A vision for the individual” was, as expected, eloquent. The malaise lay...
Mandela: An African icon above all else
Mandela: An African icon above all else
In mourning former South African president Nelson Mandela, all will want to claim him for their own. And that is good. 
Nation state: Nyerere's legacy
Nation state: Nyerere's legacy
Assessments of Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s first president, are conventionally focused on his quest for ujamaa, a just social order based on...
Tanzanian voters the big losers
Tanzanian voters the big losers
I won't be able to make my cross, because there are no postal votes, but I don't mind. I'm still undecided.
How to say 'I do' to the wedding committee
How to say 'I do' to the wedding committee
Some call it marriage made easy, others think it's just another way to show up the haves from the have-nots. Either way, wedding committees are...
A tyrant of long standing
A tyrant of long standing
The Robert Mugabe regime did not, as some will argue, start off well and slowly descend into authoritarianism. It was always ruthlessly and...

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