We kicked off 48 hours of #AfrikaVuka actions today with actions from Johannesburg to Abuja, Nigeria. At the heart of #AfrikaVuka is a people-centered movement with individuals, families, and communities with first-hand experience of droughts, flooding and displacement caused by the climate crisis. Today, people across Africa are calling for climate justice and the end of fossil fuel investments.

In Johannesburg, South Africa communities affected by mining, and those in support of these communities, marched to the highest court in the land, the Constitutional Court with a memorandum calling for a national ban on fracking in South Africa.

In Abuja Nigeria, to kick off a series of Africa Day actions, school children produced and delivered a parachute that combined art and messaging demanding action to tackle the climate crisis. The parachute was delivered to parliament building whereby strikers called on members of parliament to pass the climate bill and lead Nigeria on the road to climate justice.

Many more other events happened today across the continent:

Tomorrow (May 25th), there will be more events in Senegal, Kenya, and actions in over 20 countries will be standing up for a just and sustainable future without fossil fuels. The time is now for Africa to go fossil free!