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.”
Africare In the News
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.
The Washington Informer — Defying Expectations.These words – emblazoned on the front page of Africare’s 2013 annual report – embody the organization’s 40-year quest to present an African reality to the world that is fact not fiction.
World Leaders Celebrate Legacy of African Leadership at Africare’s 2013 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner
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.
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.
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.
“Africare’s support of women’s education and global leadership is imperative to Initials, Inc. As a women-owned business, we take care to support initiatives of women much like ourselves to make a life of their own that they can be proud of.”
-Britney Vickery, Co-Founder of Initials, Inc.
WASHINGTON (April 2, 2013) — During the month of April, Africare is highlighting its Clean Water Partnership with Coca-Cola and DEKA Research through an in-flight video entitled “Innovator on the Move.” The video will be shown exclusively on 2,000 international American Airlines flights on the in-flight Business and Technology Report channel.
“Africare’s ability to keep us apprised on what is being done within the organization whether it’s through emails, newsletters, etc., and how funds are being allocated throughout the programs have kept us providing our continued support,”
-Rev. Dr. Kirkland R. Walton