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.
The world celebrates Nelson Mandela 100 birth anniversary today, July 18, 2018. Amidst a series of Pan-African movements, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & dignity is proud to have been one of the hundred ‘Sparks of Hope’ selected by the global campaign #WalkTogether – to celebrate initiatives that work to continue the long walk to Freedom and are guided by Mandela’s legacy.
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.
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,
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
Cameroonians are calling for the AU to assume its mandated responsibility by actively engaging the crisis to help find a lasting, peaceful resolution that ensures the rights and freedoms of Cameroonian citizens and addresses the grievances at the root of the conflict. Security forces shooting dead unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, disappearances, harassment and
“We can say with no exaggeration that the South West and North West regions of Cameroon are in crisis.” Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity Report: Cameroon Fact Finding Mission Executive Summary In October 2016, associations representing teachers and lawyers in Cameroon’s Anglophone South West and North West regions, embarked on a strike action.
“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