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African heads of state honour the late Julius Nyerere at Addis Ababa

by  Africa Media Australia


In a momentous ceremony, the African Union proudly unveiled a striking statue of former Tanzanian President, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, at the entrance of the Julius Nyerere Political Affairs, Peace, and Security Building. This significant event took place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday 18 February 2024

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, widely regarded as a visionary and a leading pan-Africanist, played a pivotal role in the liberation struggles of several African nations. His enduring commitment to unity, peace, and self-reliance has left an indelible mark on the continent’s history.


The majestic statue stands as a testament to Nyerere’s enduring legacy and his unwavering dedication to the ideals of pan-Africanism. Positioned prominently at the entrance of the Political Affairs, Peace, and Security Building, the statue serves as a powerful symbol of unity and solidarity among African nations.

The Julius Nyerere Political Affairs, Peace, and Security Building itself is a tribute to the late Tanzanian leader’s diplomatic efforts and commitment to fostering peace and security in the region. The building serves as a hub for discussions and initiatives aimed at addressing political challenges and promoting stability within the African Union.


During the unveiling ceremony, high-ranking officials from various African nations gathered to pay tribute to Mwalimu Nyerere’s remarkable contributions. Speakers emphasized the importance of preserving and promoting the ideals that he championed, highlighting the need for continued collaboration to address the complex socio-political issues facing the continent.

The ceremony also underscored the African Union’s commitment to honoring key figures who have played pivotal roles in shaping the continent’s destiny. By immortalizing Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in the form of a statue, the African Union seeks to inspire future generations of leaders and citizens to uphold the principles of pan-Africanism and work towards a united, prosperous Africa.


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The unveiling ceremony was marked by cultural performances, speeches, and a palpable sense of pride among attendees. The statue itself, crafted with meticulous detail, captures the essence of Mwalimu Nyerere’s leadership and charisma.

As the statue of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere stands proudly in front of the Julius Nyerere Political Affairs, Peace, and Security Building, it serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring spirit of pan-Africanism and the collective aspirations of the continent towards a brighter and more harmonious future.

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