I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me
– Kwame Nkrumah
We at Justice Africa are working with African institutions, interest groups
and individuals with the common aim of seeking solutions to the continent’s governance challenges.
Justice Africa was founded in London in 1999 by four longstanding advocates for peace and human rights: Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, Yoanes Ajawin, Paulos Tesfagiorgis and Alex de Waal. Their vision was to undertake research into the underlying causes of human rights violations and to campaign for policy changes.
Justice Africa established an innovative approach, looking beyond documentation and legalistic prescription; it built on the work of a series of existing and previous organisations. READ MORE
The mass coverage of rape and other-related offenses since the start of South Sudan’s newest conflict on 15 December 2013 has highlighted the horrific scale of civilian abuse in the country, shedding a much needed gender perspective onto violence dynamics.
With the outbreak of fighting between SPLA forces loyal to the President and those supporting the former-Vice President in December 2013, the bases of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were some of the first places that civilians fled, running from violence more abrupt and extreme than many people could have predicted.