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Africare/Benin Country Director Dr. Josette Vignon Makong [in black] alongside President of Benin Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi [right] and Benin’s Minister of Health Dr. Dorothy Kinde Gazard
Africare/Benin Country Director Dr. Josette Vignon Makong [in black] alongside President of Benin Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi [right] and Benin’s Minister of Health Dr. Dorothy Kinde Gazard

Survival of the Trusted: Africare/Benin Goes from Near Shut-Down to Benin’s Lead Malaria Partner

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In 2006, Africare/Benin was on the verge of closing. Africare had only one active project in the country, and the cost of maintaining an office was becoming untenable. What happened? The people of Benin asked us to stay.

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Africare's first CODA Corporate Summit. Photo: MACKME.COM
Africare's first CODA Corporate Summit. Photo: MACKME.COM

Africare Celebrates Power in Africa at its 2014 Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa Summit

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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.

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Africare leadership, past and present, at the Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner. Photo: MACKME.COM
Africare leadership, past and present, at the Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner. Photo: MACKME.COM

Africare Celebrates African-American Leadership at its 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner

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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.

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