Africans Rising is a growing and self-selecting collective of social movements, NGOs, peoples and popular social justice movements, intellectuals, artists, sports people, cultural activists and others, across the continent and Diaspora.

Comrades, friends and supporters 

12 April 2017

It is with great humility, joy and not a little worry at the scale of the task, that I share with you news of my recent appointment as Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity.

Gambian Human Rights Activist, Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, Appointed Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity

A human rights activist who organised widespread protests to get longtime Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down has been named to lead emerging pan-African movement, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. 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. Continue reading

Africa’s youth dividend – a promise deferred?

Africans aged between 15 and 24. Eight of the ten youngest populations in the world are in Africa – people under the age of 25 make up more than 66% of the population of Uganda, Chad, Niger, Angola, Somalia, Zambia, Mali and Malawi. This youth buldge can translate into either an opportunity or a curse for Africa, depending on how it’s harnessed.  But is Africa ready to reap this youth dividend? Continue reading

The launch team has put together a short guide to help you host your own event for #25May2017, please read it and share widely with your friends, family and colleagues – it is the actions of ordinary people that can help build that better life, we all dream of.

Together, we shall rise

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan
Coordinator | Africans Rising 
#AfricansRising #25May2017 working together to build the #AfricaWeWant


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