Some of our work includes projects and actions aimed at ensuring that people’s inherent rights to express and engage in the public discourse and, access and enjoy their freedoms are protected.

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UGANDA: “If you do not want to pay tax, you just go and die!”

Uganda recently made history as the first country to initiate a Mobile Money & Social Media tax. A history that however further stains the cloth of freedom in this Eastern African country whose president Yoweri Museveni is the longest-serving president in the region. The 32 years rule of president Museveni has seen Uganda turn into

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Code of Conduct

Purpose and Scope This Code of Conduct applies to members of the Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity The rules set forth in the Code of Conduct serve to complement the Africans Rising vision document and The Kilimanjaro Declaration. They are intended to govern the membership actions to ensure that all members of our

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Are you Keeping an Eye on the DR Congo?

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.

100 Years in Mandela’s Light

The world celebrates Nelson Mandela 100 birth anniversary today, July 18, 2018. Amidst a series of Pan-African movements, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & dignity is proud to have been one of the hundred ‘Sparks of Hope’ selected by the global campaign #WalkTogether - to celebrate initiatives that work to continue the long walk to Freedom and are guided by Mandela’s legacy.

Elections Nominations Committee

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.

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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 the Movement, will assume overall responsibility for the administration of the

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Why Should The Palestinian Struggle Matter to Africans?

Oppression does not exist in isolation, and the Palestinian struggle has multiple points of intersectionality with countless struggles across the African continent for they all are struggles against a global system of the few - a system anchored on capitalism, patriarchy and dispossession. 

Media Statement

The Israeli government has always attempted to silence the voice of Palestinians on the rise, however, such a violation of Gaza should chock us all into action and it should never be business as usual.

Tunisians’ Post-revolution Disappointment and Recent Mass Arrests

Africans Rising Statement As thousands of Tunisians march across their country to claim public spaces and voice their ongoing struggles for freedom and fundamental change, Africans Rising stands firmly in support of this pioneering African nation. We continue to be inspired by the Tunisian people and civil society in their diligent and peaceful pursuit of

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Expanding the Alliance in Uganda

In Uganda, civil society organizations are peacefully organizing against constitutional amendments that would dramatically expand the powers of the President. The government has responded with police raids and threats against NGOs it sees as the ringleaders.

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