​Farida Nabourema

​Farida Nabourema

Farida Nabourema is a Togolese writer and blogger who began her career in activism when she was 13 years old. In 2011, Nabourema co-founded the FAURE MUST GO movement, which has since become a hallmark of the Togolese fight against Gnassingbé Faure’s oppressive rule. Today, she serves as the executive director of the Togolese Civil League, a group dedicated to mobilizing pro-democracy activists in Togo. Nabourema is also the author of “La Pression de l’oppression” (“The Pressure of Oppression”), a book of essays that discusses the origins, manifestations, and outcomes of oppression throughout Africa and the importance of engaging women and youth in the fight for freedom. Much of the foreign media attention on Togo in recent years can be accredited to Nabourema’s activity on social media. She uses a variety of platforms to spread awareness about injustices in Togo and to mobilize her peers to fight for change, publishing more than 300 articles on her personal blog and reaching more than 16,000 people with each of her tweets. Naboruema has been featured in the Nobel Women’s Initiative Activist Spotlight and was recognized by the Africa Youth Awards as the 2017 Advocate of the Year.

Tweets by ​Farida Nabourema

  • All gatherings are banned in Togo. From universities, to union meetings to political rallies. It’s forbidden to hol… https://t.co/ei8W7Y3WToSat Apr 21, 12:21pm
  • Police officers were sent to disrupt a training session today held for university students by Professor Wolou simpl… https://t.co/Hg8ma5VqjiSat Apr 21, 12:16pm
  • In so many African countries, citizens can be jailed for “insulting “ the president. Can we citizens also ask for l… https://t.co/BoFjGjxNC1Sat Apr 21, 10:41am

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