Africa: Should We Be Involved?

As senior vice president, Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy directed Africare’s international programs from the founding in 1971 until his retirement in early 1999; currently, Kennedy is secretary of the Africare Board of Directors. The following are excerpts from a speech delivered in February 1986, Black History Month, before black employees of the National Air and … Read more

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Windhoek Rendezvous

Kevin G. Lowther is Africare’s regional director for Southern Africa. This article was first published in the returned Peace Corps volunteers publication, RPCV Writers & Readers (January 1994). Editor’s note: In July 1965, having just completed two years of Peace Corps service in Sierra Leone, Lowther traveled extensively throughout Africa. The following article recounts his introduction to … Read more

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New Members Join Africare Board of Directors

Former Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr., International Human Rights Lawyer Gay J. McDougall Are Among Appointments Washington , D.C. (January 12, 2005) …Africare announces the recent appointment of the following six individuals to its Board of Directors. The new Africare Board members are: Mr. Stephen D. Cashin, the Honorable Howard F. Jeter, Ms. Gay J. McDougall, … Read more

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His Majesty Mahamat Ourada II, Sultan of Dar – Ouaddai, visits Africare

On Friday, July 22, Africare received a very special visitor: His Majesty Mahamat Ourada II, Sultan of Dar – Ouaddai. This distinguished guest is not only the ruler of the Ouaddai region in eastern Chad; he also previously was an Africare staff member in Chad, working with local communities on developing food programs to assist … Read more

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news and Education

Recent News  Africare Loses a Dedicated Colleague and Africa Loses a Steadfast Friend Leonard Robinson, Jr., was a man of many strengths, talents and accomplishments. When confronted with the shocking news of his sudden transition from this world, the Africare Family felt a huge loss. Leonard has stood with us as a colleague, tireless in … Read more

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Africare Connects Past, Present, Future Relief Efforts in Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2006 — Africare hosted the launch of a new nonprofit, the Sierra Leone Fund, on Thursday, December 14, and opened the doors for discussion of past and present efforts to deliver aid to Sierra Leone. The event took place one week after the release of the feature film, Blood Diamond, and served as an … Read more

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Africare House Turns 20

Africare’s International Headquarters Building and “Washington’s House of Africa” Commemorates Its Opening in October 1987 WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2007 — Back in 1981, the disused, boarded-up D.C. public school at 440 R Street, N.W., showed all the signs of neglect. That same year, the District of Columbia government offered the 20,000-square-foot building and its … Read more