The most recent stories from all Focus Campaigns.

DRC’s 47th Independence Anniversary

Last fall, the Democratic Republic of Congo completed the first democratic election in many years. Saturday, June 30th, a corresponding celebration of Congolese independence was more than necessary!  We hope that you were... READ MORE

Beating Ploughshares into Swords?

The Disturbing Direction of US Africa PolicyThe creation of AFRICOM signifies deeper and more sustained U.S. military engagement on the continent than we have ever seen. Yet, AFRICOM is hardly surprising; the militarization... READ MORE

Nigerian Bishops Speak Out About Elections

In the person of their chairman, Bishop Felix Alaba Job, the Nigerian Bishops’ Conference stated that Ngeria had failed to conduct free, fair and credible elections.  Citing several examples of mismanagement of the... READ MORE

AFJN Concerned About U.S. Military Action in Somalia

On January 9th, in the latest development in the U.S.’ global War on Terror, air strikes undertaken by U.S. military aircraft hit presumed al-Qaeda terrorist hide-outs in southern Somalia, though subsequent statements from the Pentagon... READ MORE

U.S. Boots on Africa’s Ground

The rumors were true after all.  For several years, we have been hearing that the United States was about to create a military command structure for Africa.  On February 6, President Bush announced... READ MORE

US Bishops Support Zimbabwean Brother Bishops

After Pope Benedict XVI, the UK Bishops and the Symposium of Episcopal Confrences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops have officially reached out to support their Zimbabwean... READ MORE

AFJN Responds to President Bush in Africa

Before President Bush left for Africa, AFJN and several other NGO’s organized a press call to address some of our primary concerns regarding the Bush Administration’s legacy in Africa. On the top of... READ MORE

The Pope Wants Justice for Africa

  The continent of Africa is getting a healthy dose of attention from Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope’s new book, Jesus of Nazareth, has been written about quite widely in the international press,... READ MORE

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