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.
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.
A pan-African delegation of activists on a fact-finding mission to Togo has found out the extent of the ongoing state clampdown on pro-democracy protests.
We call on the Togolese government to heed the voices of your citizens, which are being raised in peaceful protests, and to engage them civil to secure lasting, just and democratic solutions to their grievances.
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:
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
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.
Dear friends, fellow Africans and our sisters and brothers in the African Diaspora, For years, we have thought, spoken and dreamt about building a movement that would see AFRICANS rising, from below and beyond borders – a journey of transformation to bring about the #AfricaWeWant. What is Africans Rising? That journey is finally beginning. This
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