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 Congo.  Here, Jacques Bahati, AFJN intern originally from … Continued

Bringing African Issues to the Presidential Candidates

Over the past couple of months, AFJN staffer, Phil Reed, has been working with other DC based Africa advocates to engage the 2008 presidential candidates on African issues.  Several meetings have been held, chaired by Greg Simpkins of the Leon … Continued

Congo’s Struggle for Water

Anne Vickers, AFJN intern 2007   “When the poor and needy seek water, I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the … Continued

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 region.  In the letter, which follows, the … Continued

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 about and reflect upon the growing scale … Continued

African Churches Reject Free Trade Agreements with Europe

A statement was released this week by a very broad coalition of churches opposing the European Partnership Agreements (EPA). The statement is impressive in its gathering of churches that don’t often find each other signing the same documents. Signees include … Continued