Maria Nyerere

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Maria Nyerere
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Maria (r) with Evelyn Macleod
1st First Lady of Tanzania
In office
29 October 1964 – 5 November 1985
Succeeded by Siti Mwinyi
First Lady of Tanganyika
In office
9 December 1962 – 25 April 1964
Personal details
Born 1930 (age 85–86)
Tanganyika
Nationality Tanzanian
Spouse(s) Julius Nyerere (1953-1999)
Children
Profession Teacher

Maria Nyerere (born Maria Waningu Gabriel Magige[1] in 1930[2]) served as the inaugural First Lady of Tanzania from 1964 to 1985.[3] She was the seventh of nine children of Gabriel Magige, of Baraki, Tareme[4] by his wife Hannah Nyashiboha.[5]

Nyerere was educated at the White Sisters' School at Nyegina, followed by Ukerewe School, then as a boarding scholar at Sumve Teacher Training College; she attained a teaching certificate there, and began teaching at Nyegina Primary School at Musoma.[6] She married Julius Nyerere in 1953.

She currently serves as one of ten members of the council of elders of the Alliance for Tanzania Youth Economic Empowerment (Atyee), which also includes former Union President Ali Hassan Mwinyi and former Zanzibar President Amani Abeid Karume.[7] She is commonly known as 'Mama Maria' in the Tanzanian media. [8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era, Godfrey Mwakikagile, New Africa Press, 2007, pg 403
  2. ^ Nyerere: The Early Years, Thomas Molony, 2014, pg 89
  3. ^ "Profile: Nyerere". juliusnyerere.info. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era, Godfrey Mwakikagile, New Africa Press, 2007, pg 628
  5. ^ Nyerere: The Early Years, Thomas Molony, 2014, pg 89
  6. ^ Nyerere: The Early Years, Thomas Molony, 2014, pg 90
  7. ^ http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Full-Woman/Mama-Maria--Keeping-Mwalimu-Julius-Nyerere-s-candle-alight/-/689842/2346950/-/item/1/-/851xsr/-/index.html
  8. ^ http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Full-Woman/Mama-Maria--Keeping-Mwalimu-Julius-Nyerere-s-candle-alight/-/689842/2346950/-/38nwks/-/index.html
  9. ^ http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/national/Mama-Maria-Nyerere-emerges-to-refute-death-rumours/-/1840392/2649318/-/abiv7ez/-/index.html