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.
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, a 32-year- old activist from The Gambia with a background in youth development, was appointed Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, taking over the reigns from global human rights and environmental justice activist and launch director, Kumi Naidoo, following an Africa-wide search.
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,
“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 movementAfricans are rising – we can hold our leaders to account and build a better kind of future.” Kumi Naidoo Africa is a rich continent. It has been impoverished by colonialism, slavery and
H.E. President Yahya Jammeh Africans Rising, a Pan-African Movement of people and formations, working for peace, justice and dignity congratulates the people of The Gambia upon a successful and peaceful election on 1st December, 2016. However, Africans Rising strongly and without any reservation condemns your action of annulling the results of the election. The annulment
As Head of Movement your task is to build on the consensus points of Africans Rising to date and inspire the building of a Pan-African movement of the future. You will be part of an African team to promote and strengthen the effectiveness of African solidarity and integration, bringing together networks to build trust and
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,’
In 2009, one of Africa’s eminent writers Ngugi `wa Thiong’o published a book titled “Re-membering Africa”. In that book, `wa Thiong’o portrays the various historical struggles of resistance by African people against colonialism and its aftermath. He calls on all Africans to join the project of putting Africa together…a continent that has been brutally dis-membered