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.
What is transpiring in the heart of our continent is unconscionable. We would not be worthy of the sacrifices made by our independence heroes to rid the continent of the tyranny of colonialism if we remain silent and inactive in the face of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Congo.
The Nominations Committee is a special committee established to oversee the Election of Africans Rising’s Coordinating Collective. The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to facilitate the nomination process. Members of this committee are Kilimanjaro Declaration signees and are active members of our movement. They cannot contest the election and signed and have no vested interest in the election process.
Register To Vote Nominate Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) are working to conduct the inaugural elections for the Coordinating Collective of our recently launched continental civil society movement. EISA, an independent electoral service provider, in consultation with our movement, will assume overall responsibility for
How Africans are rising for justice, peace and dignity in the context of shrinking civic space. By Valerie Msoka – Tanzania
Growing discontent threatens the dysfunctional and corrupt political system built by President Museveni, who is now manoeuvering to extend his three decades in power by raising a 75-year age limit on presidential candidates. As security, governance and economic performance deteriorates, Uganda needs urgent reforms to avoid greater instability.
From Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo, Benin, Liberia, Senegal, Burundi to Tanzania, there is a cry for justice, peace and dignity in a continent that is rich in diversity of its people and natural resources. The cry is from activists from those countries who gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, in a pilot retreat programme for African Activists
On the eve of Africa Day, 25 May, Voice Of America discussion television programme, “Straight Talk Africa” hosted Africans Rising launch director Kumi Naidoo on a panel to explore the signficance of Africa Day today. http://www.voanews.com/a/3869772.html
On 25 May 2017, Africans Rising launched with events in more than 40 countries. One of those countries was Germany. Journalist Fred Muvunyi, an editor with the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Africa service attended a launch in Bonn and compiled this multimedia report. http://www.dw.com/en/african-leaders-urged-to-improve-good-governance/a-38991218
On Africa Day, 25 May, The Prime Time Evening News on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) TV hosted launch director Kumi Naidoo to talk about the movement and the launch. Watch the interview here: