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Palestine, Julius Nyerere and international solidarity

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“I believe very strongly in unity,” said Tanzania’s founding President Julius Nyerere. “Sometimes, I am accused of supporting unity for its own sake but I believe unity is an instrument of liberation.”

Known affectionately as “The Teacher”, Nyerere made his comment in an interview with Nawal El Sadawy in Egypt’s El Mussawar in 1984. Throughout his life, Nyerere was known as a compassionate leader and an African socialist with a passion for human rights, dignity and liberation beyond the borders of Tanzania and Africa.

His East African country is well known for its glorious fight for independence from British colonial rule. Nyerere and his comrades made history by overthrowing a colonial government and turning their country into a haven for other liberation movements across the continent. Their new position allowed them to set up training camps, provide material and logistical support, and express diplomatic solidarity with global........

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