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During the current protests in Togo some 200 people have lost their lives, a large number have been forced to migrate (some estimates put this figure in the thousands) and a number of people have been detained and tortured by government security forces, foremost among these being the Serious Crimes Unit of the Togo Police.
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.
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.”
16 August, 2017 Hon. Fred Matiangi, Ag. Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs Kenya Africans Rising, a Pan-African Movement of people and organizations, working for justice, peace and dignity, and guided by the Kilimanjaro Declaration, strongly condemns the decision by the NGO Coordination Bureau to arbitrarily de-register the Kenya Human Rights Commission and African Centre
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
MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 April 2017 World Bank and IMF, Help #StopTheBleeding Of Africa’s Wealth! As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold their Spring meetings in Washington, DC, billions of dollars due to African nations are illicitly leaving the continent. Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, an
MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release (6th April) – Today almost 200 African civil society organisations issued a strong condemnation of European manipulation and compromising of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). Tensions have erupted over the actions of France and the European Commission, who are accused of risking the initiative’s African sovereignty, and of bypassing
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