Special Report: Tanzania: Awaiting the Harvest

Points and penalties in a poor society

The huts in Luhanga are made of mud and thatch, the roads are no more than dusty alleys. A village of about 2,500 inhabitants, Luhanga is an archetypical example of how President Julius Nyerere intends to build a Tanzanian socialism based on Africa's traditional extended family.

Reports TIME Correspondent David Wood: "Luhanga, in contrast to many Tanzanian villages, is well on its way to Nyerere's socialist goal. The volunteer village militia combats crime, the village-owned dispensary and clinic combat disease, the village-owned furniture shop and tinsmithy combat...

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