The emerging partisan politics and the polarisation it creates is a new threat for Tanzania.
Peace on its own is not enough to meet the unfulfilled promise of prosperity and economic advancement.
To achieve quality and inclusive education, Tanzania should prioritise disadvantaged and marginalised children in schools.
For all of the shortcomings of Nyerere’s regime, his ideas continue to inspire Tanzanians fighting for a more equal and democratic future, over 20 years after his death.
A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania’s president Magufuli is perhaps the most striking similarity with the legacy of Nyerere as the country marks another independence anniversary.
Multiparty democracy came to Tanzania in 1995 but the autocratic rule under the country’s first post-independence leader
Julius Nyerere, seems to be echoed by current President John Magufuli.