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Ali Hassan Mwinyi: the Tanzanian former president who oversaw the transition to market economy

Ali Hassan Mwinyi: the Tanzanian former president who oversaw the transition to market economy

ALI Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania’s second president who has died aged 98, pushed through tough economic and political reforms that transformed the East Africa nation from socialism to an open economy and a multi-party democracy. He was president from 1985 to 1995. NICODEMUS MINDE, Adjunct Lecturer, United States International University He did all of this in the shadow of Julius Nyerere who had led Tanzania since independence in 1961 and turned the country into a one-party socialist state. Tanganyika joined together with Zanzibar in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Nyerere stepped down in 1985 but remained chairman of…
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