Africare In the News

Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

We Know Africa Can Feed Itself

The good news is that hunger is decreasing globally. The number of chronically hungry people shrank from nearly one in five people worldwide between 1990 and 1992, to about one in eight people between 2010 and 2012. That is real progress, but it is too soon to celebrate.

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Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat
Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat

Kasny Recon, Inc.

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“Aid is in vain if it ultimately does not lead to self-sufficiency and sustainability, and Africare embodies this philosophy.”
–Olivier Agouna-Deciat

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Africare Partners with Dreaming Out Loud for World Hunger Day

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WASHINGTON (May 7, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, has partnered with Dreaming Out Loud, a locally-based non-profit empowering under-served communities, to generate a greater awareness of food insecurity in the U.S. capital for World Hunger Day on Tuesday May 28, 2013.

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Africare Interim Board Chair Stephen Cashin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, and Africare President Dr. Darius Mans. Photo: Stuart A. Watson Photography.
Africare Interim Board Chair Stephen Cashin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, and Africare President Dr. Darius Mans. Photo: Stuart A. Watson Photography.

Africa: United States Disengaging From Africa – Ibrahim

allAfrica.com — Although Africa is moving forward, the United States is pulling back, says Mo Ibrahim, the billionaire entrepreneur and father of Africa’s mobile phone revolution. “We are witnessing a gradual and continuous U.S. retreat from Africa,” said Ibrahim, speaking at the Washington Hilton Hotel ballroom on Saturday at an event hosted by Africare. “We don’t understand that. The U.S. has been a great friend all this years, but as soon as Africa found itself starting to move up, the U.S. is really disengaging, to be frank, and as friends we must be frank with each other.”

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ExxonMobil Marks World Malaria Day with Renewed Commitment to Combatting Malaria

IRVING, Texas (April 24, 2013) — On the eve of World Malaria Day, ExxonMobil announced its next round of ExxonMobil Foundation grants to organizations working hard to combat malaria. The new grants support the lifesaving malaria programs of leading global organizations, including Malaria No More, Africare, the United Nations Foundation, USAID, Jhpiego, Population Services International, UNICEF and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

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President Obama addresses attendees by video. Photos: Stuart A. Watson Photography
President Obama addresses attendees by video. Photos: Stuart A. Watson Photography

World Leaders Celebrate Legacy of African Leadership at Africare’s 2013 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner

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WASHINGTON (April 23, 2013) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 1,000 global leaders in government, business and international development on Friday at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The gala honored President Barack Obama and Dr. Mo Ibrahim for their outstanding accomplishments and life-changing impacts in Africa.

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Photo: Saito Shunsuke
Photo: Saito Shunsuke

Africare Partners with Japan to Construct Maternal Waiting Homes in Liberia

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WASHINGTON (April 18, 2013) —The Japanese government and Africare/Liberia signed a grant agreement on March 12, 2013, for the construction and full furnishing, including generators to supply electricity, of two maternal waiting homes (MWHs) in the Haindii and Fenutole localities of Bong County in Liberia. The grant is valued at more than $112,000.

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CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE
CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE

CARE Visits Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Site in Tanzania

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WASHINGTON (April 17, 2013) — CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, stopped by the Towero site of Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) in Morogoro, Tanzania during its CARE Learning Tour, on which a group of high-level U.S. government officials, corporate partners and the media visited different projects in Africa tackling food and nutrition security. Members of the delegation learned that Mwanzo Bora, which means, “good start,” teaches families farming techniques and provides nutrition advice to support the government of Tanzania’s goal to reduce childhood stunting and maternal anemia by 20% over a five-year period.

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