We, the citizens and descendants of Africa, as part of the Africans Rising Movement, are outraged by the centuries of oppression; we condemn the plunder of our natural and mineral resources and the suppression of our fundamental human rights. We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.
To the President of China To Ambassadors of China in Africa To the Director of CCTV To the Producer of the Lunar Year Gala Event, As Africans, we have always been bothered by how we are portrayed in the international media. It has taken us so long, to fight and correct this persistently inaccurate narrative
Africans Rising Statement As thousands of Tunisians march across their country to claim public spaces and voice their ongoing struggles for freedom and fundamental change, Africans Rising stands firmly in support of this pioneering African nation. We continue to be inspired by the Tunisian people and civil society in their diligent and peaceful pursuit of
How Africans are rising for justice, peace and dignity in the context of shrinking civic space. By Valerie Msoka – Tanzania
As a broad and committed pan-African movement, Africans Rising is outraged by President Trump’s indecorous and demeaning remarks that dismissed people from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as unwelcome on U.S soil.
From Mali and , Senegal based feminist, writer, artist and human rights activist, Coumba Toure was recently appointed as Co-Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. Kumi Naidoo, Africans Rising Chair said: “Africans Rising is delighted and fortunate to have a person of the calibre and experience of Coumba to work with Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan to lead the movement to deliver on the founding charter, the Kilimanjaro Declaration’’.
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.
In Uganda, civil society organizations are peacefully organizing against constitutional amendments that would dramatically expand the powers of the President. The government has responded with police raids and threats against NGOs it sees as the ringleaders.
Developing a Terms of Reference to Undertake a Regional Assessment of Justice, Peace and Integrity and Mapping of key actors for equality of Justice, Peace and Integrity
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.