Inform and Engage on AFRICOM

We’ve been told over and over again: the train has left the station. The new U.S. military command for Africa (AFRICOM) is already operational in Stuttgart, Germany. It has temporary funding, much of which has been transferred from other branches of the Department of...

The Process of Restorative Justice in Sierra Leone

Q&A with Emmanuel Roberts The government of Sierra Leone requested that UN Security Council establish an international tribunal to prosecute individuals responsible for committing atrocities in the country’s brutal civil war, which broke out in 1991 and remains...

Rape as a Weapon of War

In wartime, the crime of rape is not a new phenomenon; but the situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has no comparison.  Many reports have been written calling with urgency for national and international action to end the rape pandemic in eastern...

Water for the World Letter Signed by AFJN

On February 25th, the Water Working Group, of which AFJN is a part, delivered a letter to Congress, asking members to support the Water for the World Resolution. The text of the letter is as follows: Dear Member of Congress, At least 1.4 billion people struggle daily...