Over the past year, AFJN has done everything it can to raise awareness of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. From policy analysis to advocacy on Capitol Hill to speaking at events, we are working to ensure that … Continued
“Bronx Students Aid War Victims in Congo” New York Times City Room article quotes Bahati Ntama and cites AFJN.
Months after the highly disputed presidential elections in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe (Zanu-PF party) and Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC party) reached a power-sharing agreement on September 11th. Tsvangirai will become prime minister and the MDC party will likely have more … Continued
AFJN stands in solidarity with the people of Angola as they participate in the first parliamentary election in 16 years. The election is a huge stride toward sustainable peace, democracy, and development that Angolans desire. After three years of preparation, almost … Continued
As of today, the Congolese Army and the Rebel Army of the National Congress for People’s Defense (CNDP) are fighting on several fronts, among them the towns of Minova, Kirotshe, Bweremana, Kibirizi, Kikuku, and more. Once again, the Congolese government … Continued
Why Restorative Justice? In our Western culture, there is a tendency to automatically equate justice to punishment, but is it accurate to consider this notion universal? An even bigger question is, is this kind of definition for justice ultimately beneficial … Continued
In Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo violence has resumed. The Congolese army has been fighting with Laurent Nkunda’s pro-Rwanda rebel group in eastern Congo in the Rutshuru territory. It was around this time last year year that violence resumed, forcing the same people from Kanombe, … Continued