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Group declares May 23-29 African Liberation Week

A pan-African social movement, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, has declared May 23 to 29 as African Liberation Week.

The Movement aims at working to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the African peopl.e

The commemoration is an opportunity to mobilise all Africans to take action on specific themes or issues relevant to the local as well as continental contexts.

In a statement, Africans Rising said it would be utilising the whole week to ensure that Africans across the globe can take part in the commemoration, and to explore a breadth of issues facing African communities.

According to the movement, this is the first of its kind, and this year’s mobilisation will run under the theme “Africa for Africans”, and will reflect the need for renewed unity amongst Africans all over the world to own, control and manage their own affairs.

Each year, African Liberation Day is recognized on May 25 to promote unity and solidarity among African people and states.

The statement explained that along with the theme for this year, Africa rising is also recognising the following sub-themes:

● Decolonization –capturing the unfinished business of decolonization.

● Gender justice – ensuring gender equality in carving the Africa We Want;

●Health – equitable access to quality healthcare amid COVID-19;

● Climate and Environmental Justice – advancing the push for climate and environmental justice towards the #AfricaWeWant.

Reporting by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor