Africans Rising Constitution

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

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The Executive Council of the African Union moves towards dismantling the main body tasked with the protection of human rights in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. The signatories of this statement are deeply concerned about the recent attacks on the independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the dire implication this has for human rights on the continent. In the thirty years since its establishment, the ACHPR has drawn attention to, provided redress

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Lessons from South Sudan’s Civil War

The issue in the Sudan was not that the “Black African” south needed to be liberated from the “Arab” north. Those distinctions were the product of European and Arab imperialism in the Sudan. The issue was the lasting impact of foreign imperialism in Sudan and the only way to correct this issue is to create a new national identity. Garang’s vision is even more relevant now given that the role that tribalism has played in South Sudan’s civil war.

Africans Rising calls for mobilisation to restore peace in Cameroon

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.