President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, was the first African leader to visit New Zealand. He is shown here talking to New Zealand prime minister Norman Kirk (seated) and ex-prime minister Keith Holyoake (standing). He arrived in early 1974, and was described by one New Zealand newspaper as a leader of 'great presence, charm and ability'. Nyerere was a significant figure in world politics and developed an African form of socialism.
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