Who Was the Tanzania Leader Who Supported African Socialism?


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The Tanzanian leader who supported African socialism and communal life was Julius Nyerere. He began this support while living in Edinburgh.

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Nyerere made his support well-known throughout the world. He felt socialism in Tanzania would bring about equal opportunities and equal rights for all of Tanzania's residents, and he saw his plan as a way for Tanzanians to become self-reliant. During the late 1960s, Tanzania was poverty-stricken, and Nyerere saw socialism as a way out for the country.

During the socialist movement started by Nyerere, rural development was the primary focus. People worked hard to extend traditional roles and values while also raising the basic living standards.

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