Africans have spoken – Reflections on the Africans Rising Conference

On 23rd and 24th August 2016, Africans rose. Two hundred and seventy-two people, from 40 countries, congregated and deliberated on citizen’s responses to the structural and systematic challenges facing the African continent. The result of this reflection was the declaration and commitment to rise and raise the profile of the African continent. The “Kilimanjaro Declaration”,

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The Vision for Africans Rising (Early draft – August 2016)

This document is an earlier draft of the Vision document  This document was drafted during the validation conference in August 2016. The current vision document published on the 30th September 2016 after feedback from the conference, is available here. INTRODUCTION Over the past few years various global institutions and media have repeatedly referred to the phenomenon of “Africa

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Seize the moment: The Hour for African Unity & Renaissance is here!

In 2009, one of Africa’s eminent writers Ngugi `wa Thiong’o published a book titled “Re-membering Africa”. In that book, `wa Thiong’o portrays the various historical struggles of resistance by African people against colonialism and its aftermath. He calls on all Africans to join the project of putting Africa together…a continent that has been brutally dis-membered

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