President Julius Nyerere celebrated the 17th anniversary of the ruling Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) party on Wednesday (7 July) at a mass rally in Dar Es Salaam.
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Background: President Julius Nyerere celebrated the 17th anniversary of the ruling Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) party on Wednesday (7 July) at a mass rally in Dar Es Salaam. Thousands of civilians and soldiers attended the rally, which was the climax of a week-long celebration. He told the crowd that the liberation movements in Portuguese territories were fighting for the honour of Africa - and he said the time had come when independence was no longer enough. The nation would tolerate exploitation no longer, he said.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of people were in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday for the climax of the 17th anniversary celebrations of Tanzania's ruling party - the Tanganyika African National Union party, or TANU as it has come to be know. President Nyerere was the chief guest at the parade, which climaxed a week of celebrations.
One of the main events was the handing to President Nyerere of the UHURU torch - the freedom torch. A symbol of Tanzania's independence in 1961, the torch was first lit on the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimenjaro. That was two months ago. The freedom torch was carried 1,000 miles by foot to the capital for the celebrations. Later, it will be taken back.
Then, representatives of the best Ujama, or self-help, villages were presented with certificates for their contribution towards the self-sufficiency of Tanzania. President Nyerere addressed the rally later, and emphasised that independence was no longer enough for Tanzania. He said that the nation had decided not to tolerate exploitation any longer And he said that the liberation movement in Portuguese territories were fighting for the honour of Africa.