By Al Noor Kassum
It was once in those notable instances that Al Noor Kassum rose to turn into a well known political determine in newly self sustaining Tanzania. Hand-picked via Julius Nyerere - later to develop into the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African nationwide Union price ticket, he launched into a occupation that introduced him to prominence nationally and internationally.
Africa's Winds of swap documents the adjustments that experience taken position in Tanzania from the center of the 20 th century to the current day, during the prism of an East African Asian event. the writer sheds new gentle at the personality and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as considerably assorted from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which grew to become his snapshot within the West.
Africa's Winds of switch offers a desirable own background of a different African kingdom at a severe level in its development.
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Aga Khan Provincial Education Board was Jafferali Ali Meghji. **** In the following years I became quite popular in political and business circles, and was invited to Government House and parties. I was often asked to give speeches to organizations like the Rotary club as well as within the Ismaili community. Life was very enjoyable. I played tennis and I danced. I am very fond of dancing – ballroom as well as Indian folk dances, and I went to music parties regularly. Although I was brought up in a staunchly religious family and went to mosque and offered prayers regularly, because of my absence from home my knowledge of my religion was somewhat limited.
It is a monopoly of Uganda, unfortunately. I wish it had been in Tanganyika. However, that is perhaps a thing to come. Can we not make full use of those teachers and get the teachers irrespective of what school they may go to? Cannot something be done on those lines ? The Honourable Mr. ] Bryceson [Northern Province] spoke of the question of the University College and as to where it was going to be placed. I am sorry to say that I loathe to think in terms of any place which is within a few miles of the border of Kenya because I say that place is influenced very easily by what Kenya is doing today or tomorrow.
I sat my examinations but returned home before the results came out. Later, I was in Tanga on the way to Nairobi when I received a telegram reading ‘Our Nick has done the trick’, informing me that I had passed my Bar exams. I went to London to be called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn and was admitted to the Advocates’ Roll in Dar es Salaam in l954. I started working with Dharsee and McRoberts. McRoberts had been a High Court judge. Dharsee was a good conveyancing lawyer and an excellent writer but not very active in court.