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Chime Asonye on the Nexus Between #EndSARS Protests and Black Lives Matter Movement

A year ago this week, tens of thousands of young Nigerians made history with the EndSARS protests that swept the country and shook the Nigerian establishment to the core. The

A year ago this week, tens of thousands of young Nigerians made history with the EndSARS protests that swept the country and shook the Nigerian establishment to the core.

The demonstrations drew a parallel with the Black Lives Matter movement – both spearheaded by young demonstrators fed up with the status quo, both notable rallying cries by Africans across the world.

But how much have they both succeeded in forcing change? And what lessons have been learned from their activism? Charles Aniagolu speaks to the lawyer, development practitioner and former commissioner of the Washington DC Commission on African Affairs, Chime Asonye.

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