ARUSHA, TANZANIA – The Africans Rising Coordinating Collective, the governing body of the movement for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, has announced its new leadership: Deji Adeyanju (Co-Chair), Wangui wa Goro (Co-Chair), and Nalucha Bernadette Nganga (Treasurer).
The new leaders were elected by the collective during a week-long governance meeting convened at MS TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania (26 – 31 July). This was the first meeting the collective has held since new members were elected to the collective in April 2021.
Wangui wa Goro (United Kingdom, Diaspora) has enjoyed a multidisciplinary life spent over forty years as a public intellectual. She is a widely acclaimed translator, writer, poet, academic, cultural curator, editor with a great passion for languages, literature, and activist for intersectional freedom primarily in relation to African people globally. She spent many years engaged in the struggles for freedom, human rights, justice, and equality including supporting the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Women’s and workers’ movements worldwide.
Deji Adeyanju (Nigeria, West Africa) is one of the leading human rights defenders in Nigeria. He is an ex-student unionist and an activist extraordinaire who has been jailed and harassed by the government actors in Nigeria for his activism work. He is the Convener of Concerned Nigerians, a civil rights movement group in Nigeria, and is also the Chair of Centre for Liberty organization in Nigeria.
Nalucha Bernadette Nganga (Zambia, Southern Africa) has over ten years of experience in the development sector, working across a broad range of disciplines with a strong focus and bias towards gender, women’s rights, youth, and governance.