Watch the video of the public conference “From Africa to Palestine: United against Apartheid”, held in Dakar on March 12 2022. It has seen the participation of civil society representatives from 21 African countries – a reach unprecedented in terms of Palestine solidarity on the continent.
Keynote speakers included Salah Hijazi, co-author of Amnesty International’s report confirming once again that Israel is practicing apartheid against the Palestinian people as well as Jamal Juma, a founding member of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), which leads the global BDS movement.
Emma Nyerere from the Pan-African Women’s Organisation, and Mandla Mandela, grandson of South African liberation icon, Nelson Mandela, also addressed the crowd. Nelson Mandela strongly supported the Palestinian cause and famously said that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.
Palestinian ambassador Safwat Ibraghith opened the event.