By Al Noor Kassum
The Nineteen Sixties have been a tumultuous interval within the historical past of Africa as one state after one other gained independence from the colonial powers. This used to be fairly actual of Tanzania because it sought to carve out a task for itself among conflicting eu and inter-African pursuits. It used to be in those remarkable occasions that Al Noor Kassum rose to develop into a admired political determine in newly autonomous Tanzania. Hand-picked via Julius Nyerere - later to develop into the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African nationwide Union price tag, he launched into a occupation that introduced him to prominence nationally and internationally.Africa's Winds of switch records the adjustments that experience taken position in Tanzania from the center of the 20 th century to the current day, during the prism of an East African Asian adventure. the writer sheds new gentle at the personality and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as considerably various from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which grew to become his photograph within the West.Africa's Winds of swap bargains a desirable own historical past of a different African country at a severe degree in its improvement.
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I was extremely elated by all these events, in fact almost euphoric, because, as a member of the legislature, I felt I had made a personal, even if modest, contribution to the movement towards independence. Earlier, in May 1961, after Tanganyika had been granted internal self-government, I had been appointed Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Information. My Minister was Oscar Kambona. On 9 December he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and replaced by Solomon Eliufoo. At that time, only 480 Tanganyikan Africans had completed secondary school, and fewer than 100 were university graduates.
Speaker, Sir, I am a new and young Member of this Honourable House, and consider myself comparatively a novice, but I wish in my own little way to say what I can to welcome the address which His Excellency the Governor presented here yesterday. In the first place, and in conjunction with other members of this Honourable House, I would like to welcome His Excellency the Governor and Lady Turnbull to Tanganyika. FROM LINCOLN’S INN TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 31 Rather than deviate from the subject, I will concentrate on a few points that have been made by His Excellency in his address.
However, as the number of Muslim students increased, the expansion of the WINDS OF CHANGE IN AFRICA 41 mosque led to its losing some of the unique characteristics of Gropius architecture. We instituted a policy of introducing Kiswahili into the school system with the intention of eventually making the main language of instruction. With the passage of time, Kiswahili took its proper place in the education system while taking into account the fact that English was an essential component internationally from both cultural and educational points of view.
Africa's Winds of Change: Memoirs of an International Tanzanian by Al Noor Kassum