WASHINGTON (July 17, 2014) – Pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia continue to be risky, leading to death and disability for some women of childbearing age. Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, will present solutions to maternal and infant mortality in Zambia and Senegal at the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 30 until August 1, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
Africare Celebrates Power in Africa at its 2014 Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa Summit
WASHINGTON (April 14, 2014) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 200 global leaders in business and government on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at its inaugural Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa (CODA) Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. The event honored General Electric (GE) and Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote with awards for their work in powering the African continent.
WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders in business, government and philanthropy on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event honored Africare’s pioneering Co-Founders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the tremendous contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades.
[Video] Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Delivers Speech at Africare about Democracy, Security and Humanitarian Work
WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) — On Wednesday March 19, Africare and its International Board of Counselors hosted Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In the presence of more than 83 guests, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield delivered insight into the U.S. government’s vision for its partnership with Africa.
WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) — Africare, an African-American founded development organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, announced that Stephen D. Cashin, founder and CEO of Pan African Capital Group (PACG), has become its new Chairman of the Board.
WASHINGTON (December 12, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, today announced its partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) for a candlelight vigil honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela. The Alpha, Xi Omega, Xi Zeta Omega and Rho Mu Omega Chapters will participate in a community ceremony with Africare on Sunday, December 15, 2013 on The Yard at Howard University at 5:00 p.m.
[Photos] NBA, WNBA, Africare and ExxonMobil Launch New Initiative to Engage and Empower Nigeria’s Youth
ABUJA, Nigeria (November 19, 2013) — The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil today announced the launch of “Power Forward,” a youth engagement initiative that will use basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in Nigeria. Nigerian native and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, fellow countryman and former NBA player Obinna Ekezie and three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash joined leading Nigerian government officials in tipping off the program today during a two-day launch event in Abuja.
WASHINGTON (October 22, 2013) – Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, announced today its multi-year giving partnership with TOMS to provide primary school children in Liberia and Malawi with new shoes to help prevent illnesses and improve their quality of life.
[Photos] Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Speaks on Lessons from Nigeria at Africare’s First-Ever International Board of Counselors Reception
WASHINGTON (October 11, 2013) – On Thursday, October 10, Africare, celebrated the establishment of its international board of counselors with its board of directors, international government officials, development professionals, private sector business representatives and Africare Life Member donors at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (September 12, 2013) – Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, is proud to host a panel discussion on African literary identity on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. The panel will include esteemed guests Tope Folarin, 2013 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for the short story “Miracle”; Carole Boyce Davies, professor of English and Africana Studies, Cornell University; TMS Ruge, transnational, blogger and co-founder of Hive Colab; and Hannah Pool, author of “My Fathers’ Daughter” and Guardian contributor.