Africans have spoken – Reflections on the Africans Rising Conference

On 23rd and 24th August 2016, Africans rose. Two hundred and seventy-two people, from 40 countries, congregated and deliberated on citizen’s responses to the structural and systematic challenges facing the

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Letter from Kilimanjaro: African women and youth at the frontlines

My journey back to Nairobi from Arusha was as eventful as the conference itself, and a great point of learning. I hitched a lift on a bus that had been

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Media Release – 24 August 2016

#AfricansRising in rousing endorsement of new civil society movement After two days of intense discussions, 272 delegates from 40 countries resolved to set up a new civil society network to

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The Kilimanjaro Declaration

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.

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Arusha Conference Gallery

Click here to see the conference photo gallery

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The Vision for Africans Rising (Early draft – August 2016)

This document is an earlier draft of the Vision document This document was drafted during the validation conference in August 2016. The current vision document published on the 30th September 2016

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Download the Conference Programme CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This conference seeks to consolidate visions and views towards building a continent-wide social justice platform for civil society advancement, solidarity, and protection.

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Seize the moment: The Hour for African Unity & Renaissance is here!

In 2009, one of Africa’s eminent writers Ngugi `wa Thiong’o published a book titled “Re-membering Africa”. In that book, `wa Thiong’o portrays the various historical struggles of resistance by African

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