Statements by Coordinate Organizations of the ASA
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April 28, 2017 Joint Statement by the African Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus, the Queer African Studies Association, and the African Association for the Study of Religions in support of Dr. Stella Nyanzi
ASA Advocacy Statement:
The Central African Studies Association—a coordinate organisation of the African Studies Association–and its members have recently issued a declaration of support for Professors Isidore Ndaywel, Thierry Nlandu Mayambu, Justin Okana and their colleagues of the Comité Laïc de Coordination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These eminent colleagues have recently been arrested by Congolese government for their advocacy in favour of credible and transparent elections.
The African Studies Association wishes to call the attention of its members to this important statement of the CASA. We join with them in supporting Congolese scholars’ right to exercise free speech.
The statement from CASA can be downloaded here in English and here in French.