Tanzania Military Academy

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Tanzania Military Academy
Chuo Cha Mafunzo ya Kijeshi  (Swahili)
Former names
National Leadership Academy
Type Military academy
Established 1 September 1976
Location Monduli, Arusha, Tanzania
3°20′45″S 36°27′28″E / 3.34583°S 36.45778°E / -3.34583; 36.45778Coordinates: 3°20′45″S 36°27′28″E / 3.34583°S 36.45778°E / -3.34583; 36.45778
Affiliations TPDF

The Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) is a military training academy located in Monduli in northern Tanzania.[1] It is regarded as a prestigious training institution[2] and has trained officers from a number of countries across the region.


The academy was constructed with assistance from the Government of China and was formally inaugurated by President Julius Nyerere in 1976. At inception, it was known as the National Leadership Academy (Swahili: Chuo cha Taifa cha Uongozi) before being renamed to its present name in 1992 after the country's transition to multiparty system.[3] Over the years, it has trained officers from Kenya, Lesotho, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.[4]

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  1. ^ Nkwame, Marc (15 July 2013). "Kikwete awards outstanding female army pilot". Daily News (Tanzania). Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "EA Defence Forces To Hold First-Ever Joint Field Training Exercise in Arusha and Tanga". East African Community. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kikwete Commissions 425 Cadres AT Monduli". Daily News (Tanzania). 24 January 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Seychelles cadets reap rewards of Monduli military course". The Arusha Times. August 26 – September 1, 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "President Kikwete lays foundation for Military Academy library". The Arusha Times. Dec 3–7, 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 

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