AfricTivistes seeks to reward young role models and actors of change to encourage emulation among all African youth. We intend, through the AfricTivistes Civic Action Prize, to honour the continent’s citizen champions.
Peter Nkanga, a journalist, human rights activist and member of the AfricTivistes Steering Committee, has received death threats in Nigeria since the release of his documentary film exposing journalist and activist Ahmed Isah. According to Mr Isah, Peter Nkanga is guilty of participating in the making of the BBC News Africa film "Nigeria's Ordinary President", which warns of the actions of Mr Isah who, through his media "Brekete Human Rights Radio and TV", is responsible for many human rights abuses. He presents himself as a saviour and a champion of justice in his country, sometimes even standing in for the defence and security forces.