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Africare Partners with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for Nelson Mandela Tribute

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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.

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[Photos] NBA, WNBA, Africare and ExxonMobil Launch New Initiative to Engage and Empower Nigeria’s Youth

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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.

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Africare Appoints Four New Members to Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON (August 22, 2013) – Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, today announced that its board of directors has appointed four new members. Mamadou Beye, manager, International Affairs at Chevron; Jeffrey R. Krilla, co-chair, Africa Practice, Dentons, LLP; Bobby Pittman, managing partner, Kupanda Capital; and General William “Kip” Ward, senior advisor, SENTEL Corporation, will join Africare’s board of directors, effective today.

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Photo: Africare/Senegal
Photo: Africare/Senegal

Africare Selected as Finalist at Saving Lives at Birth Conference

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WASHINGTON (July 5, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, was recently selected to compete with its innovative project proposal that addresses maternal and child mortality at the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 29 until July 31 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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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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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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