United Republic of Tanzania
National anthem of Tanzania
Mungu ibariki Afrika
"Mungu ibariki Afrika"
is the national anthem of Tanzania. The anthem is the Swahili language version of Enoch Sontonga's popular hymn "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" that is also used as Zambia's anthem (with different words) and part of South Africa's. It was formerly also used as Zimbabwe's anthem.
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Basic information on Tanzania
Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.
||Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)
||divided diagonally by a yellow-edged black band from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle (hoist side) is green and the lower triangle is blue