The most recent stories from all Focus Campaigns.

Update on the Somalia Situation

The military and humanitarian situation in Somalia worsened over the weekend, primarily due to the actions of the Union of Islamic Courts. Reconciliation now seems even more unlikely. But is there hope? The... READ MORE

Another War on Your Watch?

Archbishop Francois-Xavier Maroy of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in a recent letter to the French ambassador, raised the alarm on what he deemed to be an imminent return to war in the East of... READ MORE

Congolese Archbishop Sounds the Alarm

  Archbishop Francois-Xavier Maroy of Bukavu, in eastern D.R. Congo, in a May 28th letter to the visiting French ambassador sounded the alarm concerning the developing dangers for the people of the Bukavu... READ MORE

Friday, June 20 is World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day has been internationally recognized on June 20 ever since it was established by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2001. It serves as an opportunity to learn... READ MORE

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

1 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50