Solidarity Declaration by African Activists in Support of the Togolese Struggle

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

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Thousands of Africans sign a petition to challenge ECOWAS’s complicit silence over Togo’s Tragedy

  “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

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Joining Forces, Sharing Power: Civil Society Collaborations for the Future

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. 

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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Fighting Dictators Means Fighting the Institutions that Empower Them

We have seen time and time again in Africa that simply removing a dictator does not remove the institutions through which dictators maintain themselves in power. For example, N igeria is no longer under military rule, yet the military continues to commit human rights abuses in Nigeria because none of the Nigerian governments have made a serious

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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.