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.”
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.
“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.
“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
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) – Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, has partnered with the African Well Fund for a penny fundraiser in recognition of World Water Day on Friday, March 22.
Africare will honor President Barack Obama (invited) and Dr. Mo Ibrahim at its 2013 Bishop John T. Walker Dinner
WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013) — Africare will honor President Barack Obama and Dr. Mo Ibrahim for their outstanding accomplishments and life-changing impacts in Africa at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on Saturday April 20, 2013 at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., at 6 p.m.
“African Well Fund has raised more than $1 million to provide clean, safe water to 300,000 people in more than 15 countries in the past 10 years.”
— Diane Yoder, African Well Fund Board Member