You can arrest activists, but you cannot arrest the truth: In June 2021, three activists – Rob Callender, Daisy Pearson and Ben Wheeler, also known as the Westminster Three – were charged with criminal trespass under Section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act (2005) before a London court. Seven months earlier, on a cold November morning, they had peacefully climbed up the scaffolding on the corner of the UK Houses of Parliament to hang a ten-metre tall letter written by Africans to the people of the United Kingdom. It was a courageous effort to amplify voices from the Global South.
This Is Africa spoke to Cameroonian climate justice activist and development architect Emily Miki about the co-creation of adaptation solutions, public participation, and climate-specific capacity building.
This Is Africa spoke to Nigerian climate and environmental campaigner Olumide Idowu, popularly known as Mr. Climate about his journey as a climate action warrior, the challenges he’s faced in his activism and why he thinks every African youth should be involved in finding lasting solutions to persistent climate problems.
Africa is home to 54 countries and over 1.4 billion people, hence it is of little surprise that the continent boasts of a uniquely diverse cuisine. Unfortunately there is currently no platform that makes it possible to explore this rich and diverse cuisine on the continent. This is set to change with DishAfrik; a platform that makes it possible to connect and experience the taste of Africa. With the ongoing campaign there is now an opportunity to support the project and be first amongst the people who get to use the App.
This Is Africa spoke to Kenyan climate activist, Wanjũhĩ Njoroge about grassroots activism, the implications of complacency, and how gender bias encroaches on even the most valiant collective effort.
Meet the 10 brave African climate and environmental activists who are taking decisive action in their communities and mobilising citizens in rallying for inclusive and just climate action.
Africa’s youth are key to the success of the agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the world’s largest free trade area in terms of participating countries.
Lady Justice Koome Martha Karambu has made history after being nominated Kenya’s first woman Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission. Justice Koome is set to become Kenya’s 15th Chief Justice.
In the face of a global economic recession a Zimbabwean medical waste management startup has shown great resilience in unprecedented times, exploiting opportunities opened up by the pandemic. WASTiNNOVA helps health institutions with safe and proper disposal of medical waste.