Advocacy

President of Liberia Ellen Johson Sirleaf addresses Africare partners and supporters. Photo: Jacob Foko
President of Liberia Ellen Johson Sirleaf addresses Africare partners and supporters. Photo: Jacob Foko

An Afternoon with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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On Sunday, May 18, Africare Board Member Earl Stafford and his family generously hosted a gathering of Africare supporters and partners.

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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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Africare Hosts Sold-Out Crowd for “Girl Rising” Screening

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WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) – On Thursday March 7, 2013, Africare hosted a sold-out crowd for a D.C. screening of 10×10’s feature film Girl Rising. This groundbreaking documentary is part of a global campaign to create awareness for girls’ education around the world including Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone.

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Africare President Emeritus C. Payne Lucas
Africare President Emeritus C. Payne Lucas

Bush Should Listen Closely in Africa

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As President George W. Bush leaves on his first trip to Africa Monday, I am reminded of a trip I made to the continent in 1985 with his father, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush.

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Africare Regional Director for Southern Africa Kevin G. Lowther
Africare Regional Director for Southern Africa Kevin G. Lowther

Peace at Any Cost?

Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, in an impassioned op-ed article in the May 9 Washington Post, says that he will block funding for United Nations peacekeepers in Sierra Leone until the Clinton Administration pursues “a just peace” in the small West African nation.

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