Africa has the most youthful population in the world, with more than 20% of the continent’s 1.2 billion Africans aged between 15 and 24. Eight of the ten youngest populations in the world are in Africa – people under the age of 25 make up more than 66% of the population of Uganda, Chad, Niger,
MEDIA STATEMENT 6 March 2017 Africans Rising Releases Fact-Finding Mission Report Into Crisis In Cameroon In October 2016, associations representing teachers, educators and lawyers in two of Cameroon’s Anglophone South West and North West Regions embarked on a strike action. Their demands centred on greater inclusion and promotion of English-speaking Cameroonians in the teaching
From the 20-25 of August 2016, Africans from across the continent and those in the Diaspora trooped on the East African Country of Tanzania to discuss the Africa Africans want. Many of the delegates especially those residing in the continent flew with African airlines such as Kenya Airway, branding itself as the ‘Pride of Africa,’
The sun was going down on a long and inspiring day as the ten Nigerian participants at the Africans Rising conference gathered under an ancient Jacaranda tree on the grounds of MS-TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania. Coming from different backgrounds including academia, NGOs and trade unions, young and old, women and men had all listened intently
We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.Extract from the Kilimanjaro Declaration, written and adopted at theAfricans Rising Conference23rd & 24th August 2016 MS – TCDC, Arusha, TanzaniaThe Africans Rising
My journey back to Nairobi from Arusha was as eventful as the conference itself, and a great point of learning. I hitched a lift on a bus that had been hired by a group of Ugandan women to Arusha for the conference, and which they were now using to head back to Uganda. As we
We, the citizens and descendants of Africa, as part of the Africans Rising Movement, are outraged by the centuries of oppression; we condemn the plunder of our natural and mineral resources and the suppression of our fundamental human rights. We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.
CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEThis conference seeks to consolidate visions and views towards building a continent wide social justice platform for civil society advancement, solidarity and protection. The immediate opportunity arises from the decision by Action Aid Denmark to hand over their TCDC facility to an African institution that could act as a new Africa wide