Africans Rising launch report – 25May2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017 dawned like any other day everywhere on the African continent, with one minor difference, that there was in the air, considerable palpation, tension, anxiety and, energy about fulfilling a promise of the Kilimanjaro Declaration:

‘We commit to mobilising our people in Africa as we launch this Movement on the 25th May 2017, when we deepen the meaning of African Liberation Day and call on all sectors of our society to mobilise and organise events in every African country that will build the momentum towards the genuine liberation of our beautiful continent.’

Trade Union Confederation ITUC-Africa Joins Africans Rising

Africans Rising welcomes the announcement on Africa Day, by the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), that it had joined Africans Rising. The continent’s largest organisation representing workers, ITUC-Africa has 16 million declared members and 103 affiliated trade union centres in 51 African countries. In a statement,  ITUC-Africa General Secretary Kwasi

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Africans Rising in The Guardian 26.03.2017

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 movement. A feature on Africans Rising, written by Kumi Naidoo, in The Guardian online, in March 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/mar/26/africans-are-rising-we-can-hold-our-leaders-to-account-and-build-a-better-kind-of-future