Tanganyika: Island of Peace

Dar es Salaam, which means "haven of peace" in Arabic, was a haven of tumultuous confusion last week during celebrations marking uhuru (freedom). A British-administered United Nations trusteeship for 15 years, Tanganyika became an independent nation.

Hundreds of thousands of colored light bulbs were strung all over the capital, and the streets were illuminated by graceful arches in the shape of giraffes, Tanganyika's national symbol. At the uhuru ceremonies in the National Stadium, massed bands serenaded Prime Minister Julius Nyerere, Great Britain's Prince Philip, and dignitaries from 65 nations.

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