We, a collective of African activists from 11 countries across the continent, came together in Arusha, Tanzania to deliberate, mobilize and build solidarity for the democratic struggle of the Togolese people against the neocolonial, dynastic dictatorship of Faure Gnassingbe. A brutal dynasty that is in its 51st year of the usurpation of the power of
On July 31, 2018, the ECOWAS Conference of Heads of State issued a roadmap aiming to put an end to the crisis in Togo. The organization of parliamentary elections on December 20th, 2018 is one of the most pressing recommendations. However, these elections can only be held following the culmination of a process
During the weekend of 17th -19th August, we urge you to take action and we call upon all active forces on the continent and the diaspora to join a global campaign in solidarity with Togo to demand the respect of freedom of expression and association in Togo.
Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity is seeking highly motivated and dedicated volunteers to help prepare and hold the very first Elections of the movement. The upcoming elections scheduled to take place from October 25 to November 7, 2018, will see the formation of the Coordinating Collective which will be playing roles similar to
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.
Africans Rising, Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders call on the Togolese authorities to immediately drop all charges related to the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, including the charges of defamation and publishing of false news, and to release all the members of Mouvement Nubueke unless they are brought to fair trial on internationally recognisable criminal charges.
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.
“We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Togo and call on President Faure Gnassing, to immediately re-instate the 1992 Constitution and, respect the term limits for the Presidency.”
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
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