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Salim Ahmed Salim: Son of Africa
20 January 2016

This book catalogues the life of one of Africa’s greatest modern leaders, Salim Ahmed Salim. Spanning more than seven decades, Salim’s story is one of tenacity, compassion and perseverance.

In his youth, Salim actively engaged in the politics of the day in Zanzibar and helped shape the newly independent United Republic of Tanzania. He went on to serve his country in various capacities as a diplomat, prime minister and statesman. He later became Africa’s top diplomat, heading the then Organization of African Unity for an unprecedented three successive terms.

His commitment to Tanzania and Africa continued thereafter through his work for African think tanks and the African Union.

Edited by Jakkie Cilliers with a foreword by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission 

This book was made possible through the contributions of the African Union, the Institute for Security Studies, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.