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Dictionary of World Biography
Union with a policy aimed at independence. In his
successful pursuit of this aim he was successively Chief
Minister (1960) of Tanganyika, Prime Minister when
independence was granted (1961), and President
(1962) when a republic was proclaimed. When
Zanzibar, after the revolution of 1964, became linked
with Tanganyika, Nyerere became President of the
combined country, known thereafter as Tanzania,
retiring in 1985. His publications include a Swahili
translation of The Merchant of Venice (1969) and
Julius Caesar (1969).
Nyman, Michael (1944– ). English composer.
AÂ critic and author, he wrote music for films by Peter
Greenaway and Jane Campion, and concertos for
trombone, saxophone and two pianos.