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Uhuru Monument

Uhuru Monument

Uhuru Monument

Uhuru Monument (Mnazi Mmoja Park, Uhuru Street, Dar Es Salaam) – this monument is a white obelisk with a replica of the Uhuru Torch mounted at its top. “Uhuru” means “freedom” in Swahili. It commemorates the country’s independence from British colonial rule. The actual torch was placed at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1961. Over the years, it has become nothing short of an iconic symbol appearing on the country’s currency.