TANZANIA CHEMICAL SOCIETY,
Box 35061, Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania, Fax: 255-51-410038
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Untold grief and
mourning descended on the nation following the death of
Tanzania's founder leader and first president Mwalimu Julius
Nyerere who passed away on 14th October 1999. Having steered the
country (then Tanganyika) to independence from the British in
1961 and served as its first president, he saw his vision of a
United Republic of Tanzania incorporating Tanganyika and Zanzibar
come to fruition in 1964. He championed the pursuit of justice
and equality devoid of race, colour, gender, religion, region,
wealth and similar divisive criteria that now burden mankind. As
leader-statesman, his stature and contribution has almost
remained unequalled on the continent and won him the enviable
title of the only individual on earth who understood Africa more
than anyone else this century. He overtly committed himself to
the decolonisation process for the rest of Africa, and his dream
of seeing the last colony on the continent gain independence was
rewarded in his lifetime. He has come to signify the nationhood,
peace and unity that are the hallmark of modern Tanzania which
has regrettably eluded many a country in Africa, at immense cost
and untold tribulation in Africa and the world over. He was a
scholar, intellectual, thinker, philosopher, world-class
statesman, and above all, mankind's firstname.lastname@example.org
Polymer Based Technology
9th International Conference on Polymer Based Technology (POC'2000) 21-26 May 2000, Tianjin, China.
Prof. Zhang Zhengpu, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin 300071, China,
Tel.: +86 22 2350 1386,
Fax: +86 22 2350 4853,
Physical Organic Chemistry
15th International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 15), 8-13 July 2000, Goterborg, Sweden.
Prof. P. Ahlberg, Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Goterborg University, SE-412 96 Goterborg, Sweden,
Tel.: +46 31 7722900,
Fax: + 46-31-7723843,
34th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (34-ICCC),9-14 July 2000, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Prof. P. Tasker (Chairman), Dr. John F. Gibson (Secretary), The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London W1V OBN, UK.
Tel.: +44 171 440 3321,
Fax: +44 171 734 1227,
18th Symposium on Photochemistry. "Photochemistry into the New Century", 22-27 July 2000, Dresden, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Silvia E. Braslavsky, Max-Planck Institut fuer Strahlenchemie, Postfach 101365, D-45413 Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany,
Tel: +49 (208) 306 3681,
Fax: +49 (208) 306 3951,
19th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (XIX ICOMC, 23-28 July 2000, Shanghai, China.
Profs. Li Xin Dai and Chang Tao Qian (Chairmen), Prof. Xue Long Hou (Secretary), Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, PR China,
Tel.: +86 21 641 63300,
Fax: +86 21 641 66128,
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