Political activism has been in Africa since time immemorial as many people rise against the excesses of their governments. While many think these activists are important, their lives come with a very high price tag.
Many have been killed and others have spent their lives in jail. Some more have been tortured to the brink of death.
A few others have tried to take their governments to court for these violations, not so many enjoyed that privilege. They, therefore, choose a different strategy of existing away from government surveillance: exile.
Not so many have been lucky as they were banned from their country for standing up against the government.
Scroll through to see the African political activists who lost their nationality due to their beliefs.