The most recent stories from all Focus Campaigns.

Hope for a Unified Somalia

In early June of 2006, Islamic militants stormed Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu–site of the 1993 killings of 18 American marines, captured in the movie Black Hawk Down–and wrested control from several allied... READ MORE

Congo Action Plan

Democratic Republic of the Congo is roughly the size of Western Europe. It’s establishment of a peaceful future is critical for the stability of the entire region. It’s difficult past leaves nothing but... READ MORE

HIV/AIDS Policy to Protect Life

AFJN works with faith-based and other organizations to bring a comprehensive understanding of the devastation of HIV/AIDS in impoverished countries in Africa.  U.S. leaders need to be encouraged to address all aspects of... READ MORE

Day of the African Child

On June 16th, the world celebrated The Day of the African Child to commemorate student uprisings in Soweto, South Africa in 1976.  Demanding a better quality of education, thousands of black school children took to the streets in... READ MORE

End Human Rights Abuses in Zimbabwe

Since President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms in 1999, the country has been plunged into a state of severe economic and political decline. Though whites in Zimbabwe made up only 1% of... READ MORE

Election Date Set for DRC

DRC: Elections to be held on 30 July, polls body says (IRIN) Independent Electoral Commission Chairman Apollinaire Muholongo Malumalu announced on Sunday that Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on July 30th.  The first elections to be... READ MORE

Thousands of HIV-positive Babies Born Daily

The World Health Organization issued a report saying about 2,000 children of HIV-positive mothers in the developing world are born with the disease on a daily basis because the mothers were not given... READ MORE

UN Mission in Sudan Extended

The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan until 24 September, with the intention to renew it for further periods.  The Council is also investigating how best to support efforts... READ MORE

Annan in DRC: Democracy Around Corner

The Democratic Republic of Congo must arrange its upcoming election itself, although the international community will help keep the peace during the polls, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday during a visit... READ MORE

DR Congo Election Protest March

BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa Thousands of opposition supporters have been demonstrating in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. Followers of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi are demanding a repeat of voter registration for elections... READ MORE

UN Not Welcome in Sudan

Envoy Says Sudan Doesn’t Want U.N. Force in Darfur – 3/01/2006, New York Times Sudan has withdrawn its support for a United Nations peacekeeping force to replace African Union troops now in the... READ MORE

Find Out More About Conflict in DRC

Congo Global Action Coalition   http://drccoalition.blogspot.com Enough Project   www.enoughproject.org Run For Congo Women   www.runforcongowomen.org Oxfam International   www.oxfam.org United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks   www.irinnews.org International Crisis Group   www.crisisgroup.org International Action Network on Small Arms   www.iansa.org Amnesty International   www.amnestyusa.org READ MORE

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