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From right to left: Africare Vice President of Development and Marketing Nancy Kyger; Africare President Julius E. Coles; the Rt. Hon. the Baroness Amos; British Embassy Public Affairs Officer Eddie Burke; Africare Acting Regional Director Ruth Mufute; and personal assistant to the Baroness, Dorothea Hodge.











Baroness Amos Visits Africare House

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2007 — At Africare House in Washington, D.C., Africare received the Rt. Hon. the Baroness Amos and members of the British Embassy on Thursday, November 1, following a conference on the Empowerment of Women in Africa co-hosted by the National Geographic Society and the British Embassy.

The timely visit comes just three weeks after Africare hosted its annual Bishop Walker Dinner, this year honoring the first female elected head of state in Africa, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

The visit served as an opportunity to open dialogue for future collaborations in Africa as well as the exploration of opportunities for registering Africare as a private volunteer agency working in the United Kingdom. Africare registered in France in 2007.

Baroness Amos is the first black woman cabinet minister and third woman in history to lead the upper house of Parliament; she was recently appointed Leader of the House of Lords and is currently the Secretary of State for International Development.


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