Julius Nyerere

New Book! Ujamaa – the hidden story of Tanzania’s socialist villages


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The great 20th century movements for national independence were to end the scourge of Western occupation with its theft of human labour and natural resources. The disastrous regimes that followed wiped from view all that these movements achieved.

In UJAMAA, Ralph Ibbott tells two hidden stories:


Rediscovering Tanzania’s Ujamaa – Tribute to the Great Ntimbanjayo Millinga and the Ruvuma Development Association

Date: Sunday, 8 February 2009 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: Bolivar Hall Venezuelan Embassy

In the 1960s, a great anti-imperialist movement for independence swept the world.  President Julius Nyerere urged Tanzanians to reject capitalist exploitation, and build a society based on African communalism.  Ntimbanjayo Millinga with a few others and hardly any funding put these views into practice and built an extraordinary rural society based on equity between women and men, young and old.  By 1969, 17 ujamaa villages had formed the Ruvuma Development Association (RDA).  But the governing party was so hostile that, against Nyerere&rsquo


Nyerere's Tanzania: The lessons for development, unity & peace

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2007 - 11:00am - Sunday, 17 June 2007 - 12:00am

Location: Camden, London

with Madaraka Nyerere son of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Tanzania's 1st President

Meeting, Exhibition of children's art
& Benefit with live music

Saturday 16 June, 11 am - midnight
Swahili: Tanzania ya Nyerere: Mafunzo ya maendeleo, umoja na amani

Trinity United Reformed Church, Buck Street, London NW1
Camden Town Tube
All Welcome -- Wheelchair Accessible Hall -- Accessible toilets nearby

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