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We are committed to a decentralised, citizen-owned future that will build support and solidarity for local struggles, empower local leadership and immerse our activists in grassroots work of building social movements from below and beyond borders.
[Extract from the Kilimanjaro Declaration] 
 
Dear <<First Name>>

Thank you again for the positive support for Africans Rising through this year - I look forward to working more closely with you next year in the lead up to #25May2017, to bring to life African Liberation Day and, the launch of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.

Wishing you a good rest over the holiday period and may you come back energised so that we can take Afrikan wide unity to a higher level and to make African Liberation Day a powerful expression of our commitment to ending the injustices that our people have to live with on a daily basis.

#WithYouGambia: Open Letter
Last week, I wrote an open letter to outgoing Gambian President Jammeh, urging a prompt and peaceful resolution to the current crisis in that country. Please read the letter online and share it widely in your networks - let's stand together with the people of The Gambia to build a #NewGambia.

As always, if you can take a quick photo and use the hashtag #AfricansRising when you’re spreading the word about the Kilimanjaro Declaration – that would be a great way to join the growing online community of @AfricansRising on Twitter. You can also connect with the other people in the movement on Facebook and Instagram - the online communities continue to grow - we invite you to add your voice. 

Call for papers: Popular Cultures in Africa
The aim of the conference is to stress the role played by popular cultures in decoding components of African identities throughout the ages and strengthening ties between African countries and societies. The conference also aims at shedding light on the contributions of African popular cultures to cultural heritage of African societies and that of humanity at large. Participants are therefore encouraged to consider comparative contexts inside the same African culture, between one African culture and the other, or between African cultures and other cultures outside Africa.
The organisers are using Facebook to connect and share information about the conference - get clicking!

#WithYouGambia

Kumi Naidoo
Launch Director: Africans Rising






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