The Arusha Declaration
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The Arusha Declaration book
The landmark “Arusha Declaration” issued by Tanzania’s then-President Julius Nyerere in 1967 put forward an African socialist vision as a path to liberation from economic as well as political colonialism. But after external events and internal missteps combined to send the economy into crisis starting in the late 1970s, the country accepted economic bailout terms that demanded the privatization of the Tanzanian economy. The result was deindustrialization and further economic decline. In 2015, The Tanzanian opposition party Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT-Wazalendo) issued the Tabora Declaration, a call for a return to the socialist principles of the Arusha Declaration in a 21st-century context.