The pandemic has brought to light the dire issues that face Africa right now. Read, Support & Share.
The #EndSARS movement is the largest organised protest in Nigeria in recent years. In the last few weeks, thousands of young Nigerians took to the streets to march, sit-in, and even sleep on Nigeria’s streets to protest SARS. Created in 1992, SARS stands for Special Anti-Robbery Squad. A Nigerian police unit who were created to protect the Nigerian people from violent crimes like kidnapping and robbery.
SARS is now known to the Nigerian people as an organisation that extorts, robs, injures, and kills their country’s innocent citizens. Before now, there have been many attempts by the Nigerian people to advocate against SARS. However, never has it been to such a global level. On the 20th October 2020, Nigerian citizens peacefully protesting in Lekki, were shot by Nigerian soldiers as soon as night fell. The Nigerian people remain banded together as their government attacks them. All eyes and prayers are on Nigeria and its people.
As you read this, Congo is currently going through a silent holocaust. Millions of it’s people are being killed so the western world can benefit from it’s natural resources. Coltan is a material that is needed for electronic devices, aerospace and the innovation of technology. Congo has the largest reserve of Coltan in the world so countries like the USA, UK and France have provided financial and military aid to Uganda and Rwanda, to invade regions filled with Coltan. With every invasion, millions are being forced into labour as slaves or killed. Conogolose men, women and children are being enslaved, raped, tortred and killed to power the West. Raise awareness to the atrocities that are happening to the Congolese and share #CongoIsBleeding.
#ShutItAllDown is a protest in Nambia that is campaigning against femicide, sexual and gender-based violence towards women. The youth are demanding immediate political action from it’s government and have pledged to keep protesting until action is taken to address the feminine, rape and sexual abuse in the country.
#AmINext is a movement that was created in result of the notably high gender-based violence, assaults, murders and rape of women in this country. It has been reported that only 1 out of 25 women in South Africa will go to the authorities after being raped. As well as up to 40% of the women in the country having had been either sexually assaulted or raped in their lifetime.
#ZimbweanLivesMatter is a hashtag that has been rising popularity, as the Zimbabwean youth protest against economic turmoil, arrests, police brutality and human rights violations in their country. Zimbabwe is currently facing an economic crisis wiith inflation of 737%. Citizens are being arrested for protesting their government and the peoples needs are continously ignored. Raise awareness and share what is hapenning right now.
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