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African Greens Federation Recorded Great Success during 2012

Launching AGF Secretariat in Burkina
Launching AGF Secretariat in Burkina

The African Greens Federation (AGF) registered a lot of success during 2012. This was a year where most of the African Greens dreams were able to come true.

During 2012, AGF in collaboration with the Global Greens Coordination and other partners were able to hold the Third Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal between March and April 2012. This congress was a turning point for the Greens of the world.

AGF was also able to successfully hold its second Congress in Dakar, between 28th and 29th March 2012. This congress consolidated past achievements and laid a strong ground for the future.

AGF was also able to sign a three years’ Democracy Building Program with Green Forum-Sweden on 24th May 2012. This was a great milestone.

This democracy program has helped in building capacity of at least ten parties in the different sub-regions of Africa. Other countries will also be assisted during 2013 and 2014.

AGF was finally officially registered on 29th June by the Government of Burkina Faso. This gave legal personality to the organisation and paved way for greater activities ahead.

The African Greens Federation was able to establish and launch its Secretariat/Headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in July 2012. AGF stopped being an internet based organisation. The Secretariat was later inaugurated in October.

AGF was also able to support the extra-ordinary congress for the West African Greens, in Niamey, Niger during October 2012.

The Federation’s president, Frank Habineza, was also finally able to return to his home country-Rwanda, in September 2012, after having been exiled in Sweden for two years. The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has been re-established and has resumed the registration process.

The federation is registering a lot of progress as its members are increasingly becoming more politically mature, concentrating more on issues that could help uplift their countries and the African continent from poverty, dictatorships and misery.

During 2012, Mr.Didace Pembe, Leader of the Ecological Party of Congo, became an elected Member of Parliament, Dr.Mohamed Awad, Leader of the Egyptian Green Party got appointed to the Egyptian Parliament and Mr.Ali Haidar, Leader of Greens in Senegal got appointed as the Country’s Minister of Environment. Greens from other countries also registered several successes.

After having struggled for 5 years to get registered and managed after the fall of Ben Ali, the Green in Tunisia, finally were able to participate in national elections during 2012 and are recording a lot progress.

We are hopeful that 2013 will be a great year of greater achievements.

We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.

AGF Executive

Launching AGF Secretariat in Burkina