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Julius. K .Nyerere Unsung Hero Of Africa Who Made Nelson Mandela

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom, November 8, 2009
--Today the world knows a lot about President Nelson Mandela but seemingly conveniently always forgetting that Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, a late Tanzanian President was a man behind Mandela success. Without Nyerere effort's we probably would have had the Mandela's success story as we have it today, as presented to the world.

Let me walk you down the history lane to refresh our recollection. In 1959
Mwalimu Nyerere together with Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, founded the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Britain. In 1980s during the campaign for South Africa Nuclear Disarmament, the movement had individual membership of 6,000 people, and attracted 700 organizations, including the Labour, Liberal and Social Democratic parties affiliated. These together represented more than 18 million people. This implies that whatever success Mandela is afforded it was because of Mwalimu Nyerere's high involvement which made it happen. In sum Tanzania could have had a better economy today if it did not accept sacrifices in building the future and freedom fighting for the region of southern Africa. Mwalimu Nyerere was true to his principles and his vision. He empowered ANC and Mandela. At the end, his vision of a liberated Africa
was achieved.

Mwalimu Nyerere's story is one of the best untold stories as far as African politics are concerned. We need to promote his legacy further. Africa needs Nyerere's kind of thinking in Leadership more than Aid for now. Africa needs high quality leadership, and more of a best leadership story like the one of Mwalimu Nyerere. This could be inspirational for young people to offer alternative leadership to Africa. This is crucially important in saving the continent from poverty.

In conclusion, we as Tanzanian Edinburgh Community Association (TzECA) believe that people need to hear more about Mwalimu's legacy. One film recently shown in Edinburgh at Film House - which sold out - attests to this belief of ours. Think of it, can Nelson Mandela speak more about Nyerere? We think so! In remembering Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere's legacy, the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Tanzania High Commission in London along with the Tanzania Edinburgh Community Association(TzECA) have joined forces in organizing an International High Level Conference which will be held from the 9th - 11th November 2009 in Edinburgh, UK.

We as Tanzanians and peace lovers, would be greatly honoured if you will join us by covering these memorable events as we mark and remember the life of this great son of Africa. Your coverage can reflect on his legacy as one of the best African statesman of our time. Spread the word, let his story be heard all
over the world.

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touch with contact below: Mr Emmanuel D. Tayari; Tel: +447594707524; E:

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