The Movement for African Emancipation (MAE) has been formed at a critical period in the history of Nigeria. Our people are groaning under the weight of severe poverty, lack of good education and health care caused by a lack of good government.We have been failed by our entire political and ruling class…
THESE ARE OUR PRINCIPLES
Pan Africanism strives for the emancipation of Africans both at home and in the diaspora from foreign influenced bondage. Through an understanding of a common condition of being an enslaved and colonised people, Africans must have pride in their own great histories, develop independent forms of government, and rely on traditional, positive African values as the foundation of their societies.
This encompasses the principle of making intellectual youth with black power consciousness that will occupy the position of leadership in different areas of social and political life. Our youth should be developed to be leaders of thought that are capable of causing the fundamental change that will lead to emancipation for our peoples .
Women have always been at the heart of African life and prior to imperialism occupied central positions in society, even if the position of women was never perfect. The coming of colonialism intensified women subjugation. No society can thrive if it excludes the talent and potential of half of its citizenry.
People centred government and collective leadership
Democracy is the idea that the people shall rule, but our copying of foreign political systems has simply led to a political system where money and power determines who wins elections, rather than elections being a reflection of the voices of the people. A new type of government needs to be established where government listens to the voices of people.
African Centred Education
It is necessary that a new African centred education arises. An adequate in-depth knowledge of African history will equip us as students of African affairs to hold our space in laying solid foundation for building a United States of Africa that will facilitate socio-political, socioeconomic and sociocultural stability in Nigeria and the entire Africa.
Mental Emancipation and Raising Critical Consciousness
Achieving the historic and total liberation of our motherland from political and economic servitude, mental emancipation is necessary. Our people need to believe in their own ability to change their circumstances rather than copying foreign ways and believing that whatever is foreign is best and whatever is African is bad.
New born Africans of our present modern generation are tasked to carry out the rebirth of a new Africa proud in its culture, which has produced great art over the previous centuries. Proud of this art, we believe Nigerians have the potential to develop new formats in film, animation, literature, comics, etc that emphasise our great African cultural heritage. Youth Leadership .