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
Africans Rising launch Director Kumi Naidoo discusses the emerging movement’s origins, goals and upcoming launch with BBC producer Veronique Edwards on the BBC Focus On Africa’s Facebook Live platform, at BBC Headquarters in London.
MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release 15 May 2017 Historic Slavery Site to Host Africans Rising Launch Dakar, Senegal – A site internationally renown as a symbol of enslavement will host the launch of an emerging Pan-African movement determined to build a new future for the peoples of Africa. As part of its continent-wide launch on
The transition from dictatorship to democratic freedom in The Gambia would not have been possible without the courage and determination of the Gambian people. And leading the Gambian people in that struggle to remove longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, were young people. Africans Rising coordinator and youth human rights activist Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan was among the
In the midst of a civil war in South Sudan, young artists are learning the art of building a social movement, claiming civic space and empowering youth to seize their destiny. Social movements often arise out of profound, historic moments or through the work of an extraordinary, iconic leader. But sometimes, they emerge unexpectedly when