Recollection of the Nation newspaper in Tanzania, by Sultan Jessa, a retired Ismaili journalist

His Highness the Aga Khan spent several days in Kenya to mark the 50 year jubilee celebrations of the Nation newspapers. He pledged to uphold free media when he spoke at the Pan African Media Conference in Nairobi. The founder of the Nation group gave a firm commitment to remain focused on independent news coverage.

The Aga Khan told the conference he started Nation in 1960 with the belief that newly independent African nations would thrive well where there was an independent media. He said he hold the same belief for the future.

Here are two flash backs from headlines appearing in the Daily Nation.

These have been provided by Sultan Jessa, a retired Ismaili journalist, who at one time worked as chief correspondent of Daily and Sunday Nation in Tanzania and later moved to work in Kenya before moving to Canada.

Author: ismailimail

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  1. Hi – I have been following all the coverage regarding the Golden Jubilee of the Nation Media Group publishers of the Daily Nation and Sunday Nation newspapers with interest – growing up in Kenya in the 1960’s and 70’s this newspaper was the key source of information of the “outside” world – I remember I bought my first own copy in 1969, in my boarding school in Nairobi from a vendor selling it from a bicycle for 30 Kenyan cents – translated in US$ it was
    probably less than 3US pennies !! – interesting


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