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Inside the Chinese-Built Party School in Tanzania

The Chinese financed and built Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School in Kibaha, Tanzania. Image via AFZ.

When Tanzania’s Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School, which was built and financed by China was launched in 2022, it drew a lot of attention.

It’s an academy aimed at training officials from Southern Africa’s six ruling liberation movements, a group known as the Former Liberation Movements of Southern Africa (FLMSA.) It explicitly promotes cooperation between these parties and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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