Tanzania Goes to War

Ungar, Sanford J.
March 1979
New Republic;3/10/79, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p16
Questions whether Tanzania, which is considered one of the poorest countries in the world, can afford a long and protracted war with Uganda and a continued involvement in the southern African struggles for black majority rule. Efforts of Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere to strike back at Ugandan President Idi Amin for his attack of the Tanzanian village of Kagera; Failure of Nyerere's village economic development projects; Shortage of cooking gas and butter in Tanzania; Deterioration of Tanzanian infrastructure; Names of countries providing economic aid to Tanzania; Improvement of Tanzania's relations with the United States following US President Jimmy Carter's negotiations for a settlement in Zimbabwe and Namibia on behalf of Tanzania.


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