Arusha Declaration


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The Arusha Declaration was initially very popular in Tanzania. Nyerere received praise in the public realm, where he was already highly regarded following the successful path to independence. One widespread complaint at the time concerned the loss of the country's wealth and resources to economic and political elites in Tanzania and abroad. Since colonial times, people often spoke of elites' exploiting their positions at the expense of the majority. The actions of those who drained the...