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The Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar-Historical Overview

Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume exchanging the Articles of the Union in 1964.

The Republic of Tanganyika and the Peoples Republic of Zanzibar entered into union agreement in 1964 to form a new sovereign state of the United Republic of Tanzania. The agreement for the unification of the two states was signed by the first President of Tanganyika, the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, and the first Zanzibar President, the late Sheikh 

Abeid Amani Karume, on 22nd April, 1964, in Zanzibar.The history of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is undoubtedly unique.  These two States agreed to unite for the benefit of all Tanzanians. The Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar has been the building block for the establishment of the East African Community and ultimately the proposed United States of Africa...