The transition from dictatorship to democratic freedom in The Gambia would not have been possible without the courage and determination of the Gambian people. And leading the Gambian people in that struggle to remove longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, were young people. Africans Rising coordinator and youth human rights activist Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan was among the
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
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, a 32-year- old activist from The Gambia with a background in youth development, was appointed Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, taking over the reigns from global human rights and environmental justice activist and launch director, Kumi Naidoo, following an Africa-wide search.
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 intimidation
“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.
Objective:The aim of this delegation was two fold. Firstly, to show the solidarity of the Africans Rising movement with the people of Gambia. Secondly, to learn about the will of the Gambian people and to bring that message to the opposition coalition and the incumbent president. The four-person delegation included Rokhayatou Dieye, the Chairperson of
H.E. The President of the Republic of The Gambia State House Quadrangle-Banjul 17 January 2017 Dear President Jammeh Appeal from African civil society I write to you on behalf on behalf of a Pan African civil society movement, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity with deep concern. I have recently returned from a three-day
Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity delegation arrives in Gambia to push for a peaceful transition by 19 January 2017 Africans Rising launch director, Kumi Naidoo is currently in Banjul leading a delegation to meet with key stakeholders to urge President Yahya Jammeh to accept the results of the December 2016 elections and ensure