#AfrikaVuka, a call for climate justice and the end of fossil fuel use in Africa. Last week, we saw continent-wide events and protests demanding action on the climate crisis. While several events were cancelled due to their ‘political’ nature in Uganda, Kenya and Senegal, these obstructions by authorities in both countries paled in comparison to how communities from Nairobi, to Cairo, Kinshasa to Cape Town showed leaders the way to fight climate change:
— 350nigeria.org (@350nigeriaO) May 26, 2019
La marche de protestation contre l’exploitation du pétrole dans #Parc #virunga & des soutiens à l’utilisation des #énergies #renouvelables à Kinshasa #AfrikaVuka avec à la participation des organisations des jeunes et celle des jeunes #RDC #Afrikavuka@350Africa @ZER0_missions pic.twitter.com/kE4gj66WBH
— HOPELANDCONGO (@Hlcasbl) May 25, 2019
These #AfrikaVuka actions coincided with Africa Day and Global Youth Strikes for Climate, where school students demanded action to prevent further global heating and climate change. Communities across the continent are fighting for the future, as record storms, droughts and flooding devastated entire regions. Africans can no longer ignore the fact that they have contributed the least to the climate crisis but are already experiencing its worst impacts. We need a sustainable path for our future and the solution is simple, We must stop using fossil fuels.
#AfrikaVuka is a campaigning platform aimed at uniting and supporting citizens, communities, organisations and coalitions working to build a future which is free from the destructive impacts of the climate crisis across Africa. You can be a part of the movement here.