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Julius Nyerere: Tanzania's founding father

At the height of the independence struggle on the African continent, few names matched up to Julius Kambarage Nyerere. He became the first president of Tangyanika, as Tanzania was called back then, after it achieved independence from Britain in 1961.

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James Muhando, Hawa Bihoga and Gwendolin Hilse contributed to this package. It is part of DW's special series "African Roots", dedicated to African history, a cooperation with the Gerda Henkel Foundation.