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
Since the end of 2016, this Central African nation is going through a major crisis which, in its English-speaking part, pits the army against insurgents who are demanding independence from the central government. The insurgents who are demanding independence chose Buea as the “capital” of the self- proclaimed the state of Ambazonia, which is not recognised by the international community.
PRESS RELEASE: Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity Condemns the Extra-Judicial Execution of Women & Children by Cameroonian Soldiers and urges the government to stop the grave violations of Human Rights. Video footage of men in military gear executing women and their babies tied on their back after being blindfolded has been circulating on
MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release 24 April 2017 Cameroon Convicts Journalist For Covering Terror Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity strongly and unreservedly condemns the trial, conviction and imprisonment of a journalist on terrorism charges by a military court in Cameroon for reporting on acts of terror. Ahmed Abba, a reporter with Radio France
Africa has the most youthful population in the world, with more than 20% of the continent’s 1.2 billion Africans aged between 15 and 24. Eight of the ten youngest populations in the world are in Africa – people under the age of 25 make up more than 66% of the population of Uganda, Chad, Niger,
MEDIA STATEMENT 6 March 2017 Africans Rising Releases Fact-Finding Mission Report Into Crisis In Cameroon In October 2016, associations representing teachers, educators and lawyers in two of Cameroon’s Anglophone South West and North West Regions embarked on a strike action. Their demands centred on greater inclusion and promotion of English-speaking Cameroonians in the teaching
Cameroonians are calling for the AU to assume its mandated responsibility by actively engaging the crisis to help find a lasting, peaceful resolution that ensures the rights and freedoms of Cameroonian citizens and addresses the grievances at the root of the conflict. Security forces shooting dead unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, disappearances, harassment and
“We can say with no exaggeration that the South West and North West regions of Cameroon are in crisis.” Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity Report: Cameroon Fact Finding Mission Executive Summary In October 2016, associations representing teachers and lawyers in Cameroon’s Anglophone South West and North West regions, embarked on a strike action.