The most recent stories from all Focus Campaigns.

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

Clean Water Is a Human Right

Water is a human right and a gift from God to be preserved and shared by all.   400 million Africans, a number greater than the population of the U.S., did not have... READ MORE

Militia Attacks Resume in Darfur

Militia attacks have resumed and the humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Darfur. Meanwhile, the international community and humanitarian organizations are decreasing their involvement in the region. In the first week of November,... READ MORE

Polls Repeated in Fataki, Bumba

Repeat elections were conducted in Fataki and Bumba following civil unrest on Sunday.  In Fataki, a soldier opened fire at a polling station resulting in the death of two polling clerks.  In Bumba,... READ MORE

Bemba, Kabila Sign Declaration

Representatives of presidential rivals Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba singed an historic declaration on Sunday to keep peace after Sunday’s elections and accept the results.  According to this declaration, both candidates agreed to... READ MORE

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