On 25th May 2018, millions of Africans all over the world reaffirmed their constant love for the continent and their commitment to realising a pan-African unity. For the second year in a row, the Africans Rising movement fulfilled one of the pledges of the Kilimanjaro Declaration, that is to organise decentralized events/actions thanks to the genuine and collective strive to liberate our beautiful continent. Seventy simultaneous activities were held across Africa and in the diaspora. Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity has marked its first-year anniversary with a proud a global mobilisation of passionate Africans in 52 countries, including five outside the Africa continent. 

The events gathered thousands of people from all over the world around the themes of Justice, Peace and Dignity with an emphasis on expanding our #StopTheBleeding campaign which marks the movements’ commitment to stopping corruption and illicit financial flows out of the continent.

#StopTheBleeding went beyond the realm of economic injustice and tackled gender inequality, environmental pollution, political repression among others as young Africans from all over the continent wanted to highlight the problems their communities are faced with. From the Youths in the Gambia who mobilized to clean their beach, to those in Kenya who marched in the streets of Nairobi to denounce corruption, or the young people in the Congo who mobilized in 15 cities to demand the respect of their civil liberties, 25th May 2018 displayed the rise of socio-political consciousness among African youths who will stop at nothing to achieve peace, justice, and dignity.

On the media front, Africans ambassadors, members, and partners carried the message to millions of people through radio and television interviews, twitter chats and Facebook lives throughout the month of May in multiple countries on the continent and the diaspora. #25May2018 was the epitome of all #AfricaDay celebrations and mobilization by Africans Rising Volunteers in Africa and beyond. #AfricaDay was celebrated with the following hashtags: #KilimanjaroDeclaration #AfricansRising #BringYourFaya #AfricaDay. The hashtag #AfricansRising reached over 15 million people on social media.

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