A special congress of Tanzania's ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi or Revolutionary Party, has been called to formulate new party guide lines.
GV Port of Dar-Es-Salaam
GV Brass band marches past playing and leading a procession
GV Delegates marching waving cards
LV Procession walking past
SV PAN Julius Nyerere conducting the meeting
GV Colour painting of President Nyerere
GV PAN ZOOM INTO SV Nyerere speaking in Swahili as audience listens
The Congress went into an unscheduled fourth day (Saturday, 23 January), and during his closing speech President Nyerere castigated the country's leadership for corruption and greed. He accused them of declaring war against the poor of the country.
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Background: A special congress of Tanzania's ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi or Revolutionary Party, has been called to formulate new party guide lines. The congress was opened in Dar-Es-Salaam, by the Tanzanian President, and party chairman, Dr. Julius Nyerere, on Wednesday (20 January). The three-day congress has attracted more than 1,600 party members from all over Tanzania. Members will adopt new policies, discuss amendments to the constitution and deal with this year's economic programme. A large procession through the streets of Dar-Es-Salaam marked the opening of the Congress.