The African Union Youth Charter states that; “Africa’s greatest resource is its youthful population and that through their active and full participation, Africans can surmount the difficulties that lie ahead.”

Armed with this conviction, we have realised that even today, Africans have not woken up to the fact that the destiny of the continent can only be shaped and determined by them.

Africa’s time is now and we must seize the moment. The future belongs to the daring and builders. Our part is our heritage and the shaping on the future is our collective challenge. The youth are the reason we need to rise to the challenge.

What we do

UJAMAA Live is an African multimedia platform that showcases Africa’s most precious resource, its people. We explore the untold everyday stories affecting Africans daily in order to captivate, educate and entertain our audience with informative, thought-provoking, useful and accurate content.

We are a movement aimed at creating and sustaining a Pan African Universe with the use of online digital platforms and networks. Our end goal is to create a powerful global Pan African socio-economic and political society to bring African solutions to African problems.

On the back of a common identity, we will balance the scales.

Origin of Ujamaa

The Swahili word “ujamaa” means ‘extended family’, ‘brotherhood/sisterhood’. It asserts that a person becomes a person through the people or a community. (Humanity/Ubuntu/Chivanhu).

The idea of Ujamaa emerged from the writing and speeches of Tanzania’s first president, Julius K Nyerere, from the late 1950s and into the 1960s. It was a form of African socialism that blended broadly conceived socialist principles with a distinctly “communitarian” understanding of African societies and a strong commitment to egalitarian societies.

At the heart of the idea of Ujamaa are ideas around self-reliance (people should build for themselves their futures), total participation of all in developing the nation (“nation-building,” and self-help).

Ujamaa as an idea was to have a profound impact on the continental in contributing to and shaping a distinctive form of African socialism.

Our Goals

    1. To consolidate and advance all that is outlined in the African Union Youth Charter.

    1. To create a powerful global Pan African socio-economic and political society using digital media platforms

    1. Reverse the deliberate annihilation of Africa’s history and restore and defend its inherent dignity

  1. To foster a culture of partnership, and collaboration among African people and the diaspora.