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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

Holy See Calls for Action on Trade Justice

Speaking at the United Nations last week, the Vatican Ambassador, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, reminded the assembly that the need for an agreement on trade issues is ‘ a moral imperative that cannot be... 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

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