Growing discontent threatens the dysfunctional and corrupt political system built by President Museveni, who is now manoeuvering to extend his three decades in power by raising a 75-year age limit on presidential candidates. As security, governance and economic performance deteriorates, Uganda needs urgent reforms to avoid greater instability.
From Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo, Benin, Liberia, Senegal, Burundi to Tanzania, there is a cry for justice, peace and dignity in a continent that is rich in diversity of its people and natural resources. The cry is from activists from those countries who gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, in a pilot retreat programme for African Activists
On the eve of Africa Day, 25 May, Voice Of America discussion television programme, “Straight Talk Africa” hosted Africans Rising launch director Kumi Naidoo on a panel to explore the signficance of Africa Day today. http://www.voanews.com/a/3869772.html
On 25 May 2017, Africans Rising launched with events in more than 40 countries. One of those countries was Germany. Journalist Fred Muvunyi, an editor with the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Africa service attended a launch in Bonn and compiled this multimedia report. http://www.dw.com/en/african-leaders-urged-to-improve-good-governance/a-38991218
On Africa Day, 25 May, The Prime Time Evening News on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) TV hosted launch director Kumi Naidoo to talk about the movement and the launch. Watch the interview here:
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 movement. A feature on Africans Rising, written by Kumi Naidoo, in The Guardian online, in March 2017.
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 movement. A feature on Africans Rising, written by Kumi Naidoo, in The Guardian online, in March 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/mar/26/africans-are-rising-we-can-hold-our-leaders-to-account-and-build-a-better-kind-of-future
Africans Rising launch Director Kumi Naidoo discusses the emerging movement’s origins, goals and upcoming launch with BBC producer Veronique Edwards on the BBC Focus On Africa’s Facebook Live platform, at BBC Headquarters in London.
Africans Rising’s Taye Balogun speaks with Dr. James Pope, host of “Africa Now! on Pacifica Radio’s community-sponsored station, WPFW in Washington about Africans Rising and the movement’s launch on 25 May 2017. Listen here:
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