Tanzania in the 1960s: A hopeful decade

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The Citizen

In a few weeks’ time, it will be sixty one years since Tanganyika gained her political independence. The celebrations to mark the event over the years have come to be something of a ritual, with little to no creativity and minor variations from time to time. Regardless, they do very little to connect new generations with the past they never experienced or remind the decreasing number of those who lived through history, about their experiences. What should one make of the 1960s Tanzania? By most accounts, they were dizzying times with many giddy moments to a young country. The decade dawned wit…

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