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
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.
Download the Report Objective: The aim of this delegation was two fold. Firstly, to show the solidarity of the Africans Rising movement with the people of Gambia. Secondly, to learn about the will of the Gambian people and to bring that message to the opposition coalition and the incumbent president. The four-person delegation included Rokhayatou
H.E. The President of the Republic of The Gambia State House Quadrangle-Banjul 17 January 2017 Dear President Jammeh Appeal from African civil society I write to you on behalf on behalf of a Pan African civil society movement, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity with deep concern. I have recently returned from a three-day
Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity delegation arrives in Gambia to push for a peaceful transition by 19 January 2017 Africans Rising launch director, Kumi Naidoo is currently in Banjul leading a delegation to meet with key stakeholders to urge President Yahya Jammeh to accept the results of the December 2016 elections and ensure
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