Science For Humanities And Justice In Africa (SHAJA)

“If we are to have peace on earth… our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Martin Luther King, American Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Activist


  • Science contents and processes necessary for building knowledge and experience in communication and dialogue towards peace building and living together will be shared within communities.
  • Advice and appropriate proposals on the concept of forensic science for justice at national, regional and continental levels will be increasingly available.
  • Respect for life, end to violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation.
  • At the inter-governmental level, there will be full respect of the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of States and non-intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any State, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law.
  • There will be full respect for and promotion of all human rights and fundamental freedoms including the rights of minorities.
  • State and Non-state armed groups will increasingly commit to peaceful settlement of conflicts.
  • Cognizant of the fact that several conflicts arise from disputes over ownership of limited resources, there will be enhanced socioeconomic transformation.
  • There will be increased availability of resources and platforms necessary in shaping debates on peace building and justice in Africa.
  • Peace building and the provision of humanitarian services in Africa will be increasingly provided by actors with sound local knowledge and lived experience.
  • Respect for and promotion of the rights of everyone to freedom of expression, opinion and information.
  • SHAJA will bring about increased adherence to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding, consensus-building and active non-violence at all levels of society and among nations.
  • A mechanism for exchange of ideas such as networking, publications and dissemination of information and exchange visits among scientists will be increasingly used as a vector for dialogue and peace building in Africa.
  • Technology will be used to facilitate interventions and dialogue in conflict.

Open Letter to the African Union Chairperson


Open Letter to Paul Biya President of Cameroon

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