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

  “Dictatorship is nourished by silence and inactivity.” Togo Crisis Protests in Togo Togo Crisis Togo Crisis Protests in France in solidarity with Togo Protests in Togo Solidarity Residence Solidarity Residence   On July 31, 2018, the ECOWAS Conference of Heads of State issued a roadmap aiming to put an end to the crisis in

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Africans Rising Constitution

PREAMBLE Africans Rising has its roots in the Kilimanjaro Declaration which states: Africa is a rich continent. That wealth belongs to all our People, not to a narrow political and economic elite. We need to fight for economic development that is just and embraces social inclusion and environmental care. We have a right to the

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Groundbreaking Initiative to bolster shared learning and strategizing by African Activists

ARUSHA, TANZANIA – A group of African human rights activists from across the continent today begin a groundbreaking new programme intended to re-energize them and their struggles. The Activist-In-Residence (AiR) programme, currently in its pilot phase, is a month-long opportunity for the activists to catch their breath, step back and take stock of their work

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Africans Rising Launches Activist-in-Residence Programme

Activists, human rights defenders and civil society leaders face multilevel challenges and barriers that often leave many feeling frustrated as they struggle to achieve their goals and usually, sets one of the path to burn out.
What is most needed in these situations is a chance to catch their breath, step back and take stock of their work in order to emerge re-energized to tackle their challenges in their day-to-day efforts in new ways.