Last year, Tanzania a passenger ferry MV Nyerere
capsized in Lake Victoria killing more than 200 on board.
Kiswahili was approved as the Fourth SADC Official Working Language, in addition to French, Portuguese and English, in recognition of Julius Nyerere
's role in the liberation struggle of Southern Africa.
Declining food production and slow growth in intra-Africa trade levels were flagged as areas of concern at the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government.Held at the Julius Nyerere
International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the twoday summit noted the overall decline in food production in the region for the 2018/19 crop season.
But it wasn't paradise either before that under Jakaya Kikwete, Benjamin Mkapa, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, or even "Saint" Julius Nyerere
who we and the world still admire, and we feel we are betraying Mother Africa whenever we must point out his many faults.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the establishment of an aircraft maintenance workshop at the Julius Nyerere
International Airport in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam.
Air Tanzania Company Limited is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere
Another reason--and I think this is more important in our present context--was the larger-than-life influence of postcolonial African leaders like Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Julius Nyerere
of Tanzania and Sekou Toure of Guinea, who themselves leaned towards socialism.
The ferry, MV Nyerere
, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island.
The death toll from the sunken MV Nyerere
ferry rose to more than 200 and scores of people still missing.
Summary: Dodoma [Tanzania], Sept 22 (ANI): Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered arrest of boat operators of the ill-fated 'MV Nyerere
' as the death toll in Thursday's ferry accident rose to 127.
The Government's chief secretary John Kijazi said the MV Nyerere
's capacity was 101 people but the boat had been overloaded when it capsized on Thursday afternoon.