#FeesMustFall was triggered by a proposed 15 percent annual increase in fees for privately sponsored students (more than half of the student body) in Uganda. It was also backed by reports of misappropriation of funds that ran in the millions under Janet Museveni, the First Lady of Uganda and Minister of Education.
In March 2021, the Zimbabwean Government approved a fees increase of up to a massive 450 percent for universities following proposals by tertiary institutions in the country. A number of brave Zimbabwean students pushed for a complete reversal of the policy. They organised a blockade at the administration building, and sang and chanted while addressing other students and informing them of their right to quality, affordable education.
Insulin continues to be the poster child for how the American healthcare system is failing as people struggle to afford and ration their insulin. On a cold November morning, 80 people gathered at Galaxy Park in Cambridge, MA, at the premises of several pharmaceutical companies to demonstrate.
A group of activists from the little-known village of Alupinzinzuru , Adjumani District known as Friends of Zoka are courageously disrupting illegal logging and commercial charcoal burning.
Civil servants in Zimbabwe are earning the Zimbabwe dollar equivalent of around $40 a month — twelve times lower than the poverty line. In October 2020, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) rallied for a living wage.
Wearing their school uniform to deter excessive force from the police, the pupils from the Africa Unite School Club sat outside with powerful messages, songs, and chants, demanding that the parliamentary committee on climate change increase funding towards environmental protection before approving the 2020 national budget.