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 usurpation of the power of
“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
Depuis le 19 août 2017, le peuple togolais a amorcé une nouvelle phase de sa lutte pour le renversement de la dynastie Gnassingbé qui régente ce pays depuis plus de 52 ans. A l’appel du Parti national panafricain (PNP) de TikpiAtchadam puis de la Coalition de 14 partis politique de l’opposition togolaise et des organisations
Press release Nairobi, November 11th 2018: Africans Rising is now calling for the President and the Judiciary to act decisively on all state officials implicated in corruption cases. The movement that champions people’s rights to peace, social inclusion, justice and shared prosperity says that the current fight against corruption is not real and must be
Press Release Throughout the month of November 2018, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity will hold a series of programmes that will be focused on uniting African citizens and establishing immense awareness on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) across the African continent starting in Maputo, Mozambique. The Mozambique National Engagement Platform (NEP) will be launched on November 7th,
After a consultative engagement and a purposive Nominees’ engagement, Africans Rising has endeavoured to open voting for the Coordinating Collective Election to all the Africans Rising’s registered members. Every one of you has an opportunity to vote and share Africans Rising’s leadership and we are more than excited to have you join this process. You will
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 constructions.
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
Africans Rising, Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders call on the Togolese authorities to immediately drop all charges related to the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, including the charges of defamation and publishing of false news, and to release all the members of Mouvement Nubueke unless they are brought to fair trial on internationally recognisable criminal charges.
During the current protests in Togo some 200 people have lost their lives, a large number have been forced to migrate (some estimates put this figure in the thousands) and a number of people have been detained and tortured by government security forces, foremost among these being the Serious Crimes Unit of the Togo Police.