A pan-African delegation of activists on a fact-finding mission to Togo has found out the extent of the ongoing state clampdown on pro-democracy protests.
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
By Ibrahim Ceesay You don’t have to look very hard or far to see the promise and power of African youth to deliver solutions, positive change and prosperity. And yet, still, on a continent where people under the age of 35 are in the overwhelming majority, youth remain excluded from political leadership and decision-making and
MEDIA STATEMENT For Immediate Release An activist recognized by the Obama White House as a “champion of change” and a celebrated children’s author and change-maker have become the latest standard-bearers of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. Africans Rising, an emerging movement of people and formations, working from below and beyond borders for Justice,
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 intimidation
“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.