Where there is injustice, there is resistance. It takes different forms: from individuals breaking cultural norms by refusing to submit to unjust customs, to larger movements bringing down oppressive dictators by challenging prevailing state systems which may seem impossible to change.
In 2019, we witnessed Africans rise for Justice, Peace, and Dignity, and persist in the unfinished business of their liberation struggles. As we advance towards the true liberation of all African people, Africans Rising continues to support, enable, connect, and amplify the struggles of grassroots movements on the continent and within the Diaspora. This year we stood in solidarity with Africans and activists that have been targeted and attacked for raising their voices against social injustices. We supported the Sudanese uprising for civilian rule and an end to military violence in the country. In Senegal, we marched with anti-corruption protesters holding their political leadership to account. We united our voices to the call for justice for activists in Zimbabwe and young mobilizers in Mozambique, and we remained vigilant as demonstrators in The Gambia demanded accountability from their president and his administration.