All-African Movement Assembly


The All-African Movement Assembly is a convening to take us back to where it all started.

It is a people’s platform to assess the original Africans Rising mandate and its implementation over the years, and to renew our commitment to the mandate for the years to come.  The Assembly affords African movements,  both at home and in the Diaspora, 

Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity is a Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for peace, justice and dignity. 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 for all Africans everywhere.

The mandate of Africans Rising stems from the validation conference held in Arusha, Tanzania on 23rd-24th August, 2016. The conference was attended by 272 people from 40 countries on the African continent, and representatives from two countries in the Diaspora. One of the outcomes of the conference was the agreement to launch the Africans Rising movement on 25th May, 2017, to reclaim the true meaning of African Liberation Day and, consequently, to use that day annually to let governments across the globe hear the voices of Africans as they advocate for  equitable dividends of good governance.

The activities of the Africans Rising movement over the overs have been geared towards fulfilling its mandate by supporting movements across Africa in their work and amplifying the voices of conscience challenging the status quo. 

Meet the Speakers

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan is an award winning Pan African Advocate of the year 2018 and was named as 100 most influential young people leaders in Africa in 2019.

Coumba Touré

Born and raised between Mali and Senegal, Coumba Toure is a writer and storyteller. She publishes children stories and organizes art events targeting children’s minds through Falia.

Deji Adeyanju

Comrade Deji Adeyanju is one of the leading human rights defenders in Nigeria. Ex student unionist, activist extraordinary who has been jailed severally by the government in Nigeria and also attacked by government sponsored thugs.

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo, a life-long social justice campaigner hailing from South Africa, joined Amnesty International as the organization’s ninth Secretary General in August 2018. Born in Durban in 1965, Kumi’s first taste of activism came at age 15 when he organised and took part in an anti-apartheid protest that saw him expelled from his school

Wangui wa Goro

Professor Wangui wa Goro 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

Jay Naidoo

Mr Jay Naidoo is a social activist, dedicated to global voluntary work in the field of ecology, nutrition, and intergenerational partnerships. 

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