Arusha Declaration Monument

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Arusha Declaration Monument
Mnara wa Azimio la Arusha  (Swahili)
Arusha Declaration Monument.jpg
The Arusha Declaration Monument.
Arusha Declaration Monument is located in Tanzania
Arusha Declaration Monument
Location in Tanzania
Coordinates 3°22′11″S 36°41′17″E / 3.3696°S 36.6880°E / -3.3696; 36.6880Coordinates: 3°22′11″S 36°41′17″E / 3.3696°S 36.6880°E / -3.3696; 36.6880
Location Uhuru Roundabout, Swahili Street, Arusha, Tanzania
Completion date 1977
Dedicated to Arusha Declaration
Website www.habari.go.tz

The Arusha Declaration Monument (Swahili: Mnara wa Azimio la Arusha) is a landmark monument and tourist attraction in Arusha, Tanzania. It was unveiled in 1977 by the nation's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party to commemorate ten years of the Arusha Declaration.[1] It lies along Makongoro Road at the centre of the roundabout.

In April 2015, part of the monument was vandalised when one of its copper plaques was stolen.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Edmund Christopher Matotay (16 April 2010). Place and Tourism Promotion: Urban Regeneration?. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-1-4438-2204-6. 
  2. ^ "Northern Tanzania's authorities grapple to rescue historic monuments from vandalism". Xinhuanet. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Mashalla, Moses (23 March 2015). "Mnara wa Azimio la Arusha 'umepoteza' historia yake" [Arusha Declaration Monument has 'lost' its history]. Mwananchi. Retrieved 5 August 2015.