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Karume, Abeid Amani, 1905-1972

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    • Karume, Abeid Amani, 1905-1971
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    • found: His Mateuo ya Rais Karume, 1967.
    • found: Speeches of Their Excellencies the President of Tanzania and the first Vice President on the occasion of the six anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution, 1970: p. 1 (His Excellency the first Vice-President of Tanzania Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sep. 19, 2014 (Abeid Karume; Abeid Amani Karume; Aug. 4, 1905 - Apr. 7, 1972; allegedly b. in the village of Mwera (or possibly in Uganda) in 1905; left Zanzibar when young, worked as a seaman, traveling to London among other places, before entering politics; named first President of Zanzibar in the wake of the Zanzibar Revolution deposing the last Sultan of Zanzibar, Jan. 1964; three months later Zanzibar united with Tanganyika to formed the United Republic of Tanzania, and Karume became the first Vice President of the United Republic, with Julius Nyerere as President; he was assassinated in Zanzibar town in Apr. 1972)
    • found: Facts on file, History database search website, viewed Sep. 19, 2014 (Karume, Abeid Amani; b. 1905, d. 1972; president of Zanzibar; born to a woman captive in the then German colony of Ruanda-Urundi; in the early 1950s he became president of the Zanzibar African Association, a labor union of black migrant workers; in 1957 that association joined the Shirazi Association to form the Afri-Shirazi Party (ASP), Karume was named the party's president; after he became president of the People's Republic of Zanzibar he struck a deal with Nyerere, co-founder of the ASP, to unite and form Tanzania; he was assassinated by members of Zanzibar's military)
    • found: Vijimambo (blog), Biography on Abeid Amani Karume, Sheikh, June 23, 2012, viewed Sep. 19, 2014 (apparently the son of a slave woman from Ruanda-Urundi who moved to Zanzibar when the boy was young; had little formal education, became a seaman working cargo boats in 1920, rose to quartermaster; member of the British Seamen's Union; entered politics in 1954 when appointed town councilor; an eloquent Swahili orator, spoke halting English; assassinated Apr. 7, 1972 in Dar es Salaam)
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    • [Not the same as: Karume, Amani Abeid, 1948- , his son, who was president of Zanzibar from 2000 to 2010.]
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    • 1981-08-05: new
    • 2014-09-22: revised
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