“Fed up with ineffective leaders who aren’t dealing with the crises on the continent, people are coming together to launch a pan-African solidarity movementAfricans are rising – we can hold our leaders to account and build a better kind of future.” Kumi Naidoo Africa is a rich continent. It has been
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
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
H.E. President Yahya JammehAfricans Rising, a Pan-African Movement of people and formations, working for peace, justice and dignity congratulates the people of The Gambia upon a successful and peaceful election on 1st December, 2016. However, Africans Rising strongly and without any reservation condemns your action of annulling the results of
We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.Extract from the Kilimanjaro Declaration, written and adopted at theAfricans Rising Conference23rd & 24th August 2016 MS –
#AfricansRising in rousing endorsement of new civil society movementAfter two days of intense discussions, 272 delegates from 40 countries resolved to set up a new civil society network to tackle burning issues on the continent.“We need to fight for economic development that embraces social inclusion and environmental care. We have
We, the citizens and descendants of Africa, as part of the Africans Rising Movement, are outraged by the centuries of oppression; we condemn the plunder of our natural and mineral resources and the suppression of our fundamental human rights. We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.
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.
CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEThis conference seeks to consolidate visions and views towards building a continent wide social justice platform for civil society advancement, solidarity and protection. The immediate opportunity arises from the decision by Action Aid Denmark to hand over their TCDC facility to an African institution that could act