Some of our work includes projects and actions aimed at ensuring that people’s inherent rights to express and engage in the public discourse and, access and enjoy their freedoms are protected.

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Press Release: African Activists sign letter to Eritrean President

Over 100 African activists and academics from 52 of 54 African countries sign letter to Eritrean head of state Monday, 10th June 2019 DEAR MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE WELCOME US TO ERITREA AFRICAN DEMOCRACY ADVOCATES, JOURNALISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ASK TO VISIT THEIR INCARCERATED COLLEAGUES IN ERITREA One hundred (100)

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Call for applications to join the West Africa Creative Action Team (WACAT)

OPPORTUNITY! DEADLINE TODAY: Are you an experienced creative activist based in Ghana or Senegal? Yes? Then you should apply to be in the West Africa Creative Action Team (WACAT) and work with us to promote Artistic Activism in West Africa

Africans Rising Calls for a Stop to the Brutal Crackdown on Zimbabweans’ Peaceful Protests

Africans Rising stands in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe and calls on all the active forces of democracy and justice to rise in solidarity with our sisters and brothers. Our movement pledges to do the necessary to support the people of Zimbabwe and we would like to express our sincerest condolences to the families of violence victims. 

Press Release: Africans Rising Condemns The Unlawful Killings in Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique

Cabo Delgado is a gas-rich province and home to abundant mineral resources in Mozambique including hydrocarbons, graphite and rubies. The region, however, remains to be the least developed and the community is disadvantaged on many levels due to the lack of efficient security forces and post-mining rehabilitation.

Africans Rising’s Solidarity Statement on Sudan

In the past two weeks, Sudan has plunged into a dire political crisis as citizens rise and protest against difficult living conditions. The uprising has so far been met with severe repression; as of date, over 40 people have been reported killed including children as young as 12 years old.

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Development Co-operation Report 2018

When Member States of the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, they agreed that the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets should be met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society. Governments and stakeholders negotiating the 2030 Agenda backed the ambition of

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Solidarity Declaration by African Activists in Support of the Togolese Struggle

We, a collective of African activists from 11 countries across the continent, came together in Arusha, Tanzania to deliberate, mobilize and build solidarity for the democratic struggle of the Togolese people against the neocolonial, dynastic dictatorship of Faure Gnassingbe. A brutal dynasty that is in its 51st year of the

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Thousands of Africans sign a petition to challenge ECOWAS’s complicit silence over Togo’s Tragedy

    On July 31, 2018, the ECOWAS Conference of Heads of State issued a roadmap aiming to put an end to the crisis in Togo. The organization of parliamentary elections on December 20th, 2018 is one of the most pressing recommendations. However, these elections can only be held following

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Africans Rising Launches the Activism in the Digital Era Program

The Internet has revolutionized the way people organize around the world to demand accountability, equality and the respect of their rights. It is now a tremendous duty for all of us to learn about how to protect our digital rights as they continue to be violated all across the continent.

Joining Forces, Sharing Power: Civil Society Collaborations for the Future

Without the support of external funding, the life expectancy of many - if not most - organizations is dramatically low. To avoid these near-choking levels of dependency, CSOs are developing creative strategies to be more self-reliant. Increasingly, we are working together with actors that are more grounded in the communities they serve rather than with traditional governments and multilateral institutions and devising collaborative methods that differ significantly from donor-recipient...

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