Military Aid Limited to Governments Using Child Soldiers

AFJN is delighted to announce that on December 10th, Congress passed legislation that severely decreases U.S. military aid to countries using child soldiers. As part of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 3061, H.R. 3887), the legislation was passed … Continued

Water for the World Resolution Introduced in House

On December 6, 2007 Representative Jan Shakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Water for the World Resolution (H.CON.RES 266) which defines access to water as a universal human right and suggests that federal funding not be applied to the privatization of water … Continued

Security in the Eastern D.R. Congo

The National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) of Nkundabatware and the Hutu rebel group FDLR (Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda) remain the central causes of the current insecurity eastern Congo.   Nkunda’s profileis long.   In short, he joined the Rwanda … Continued

Roots of AFRICOM

In October 2003, James Jay Carafano, Ph. D. and Nile Gardiner, both from the Conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation, proposed to the Bush administration the creation of a centralized Africa command for the U.S. military. With this proposal as the … Continued

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