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AFJN Joins 131 Others Calling for Temporary Protected Status for the DRC

AFJN Joins 131 Others Calling for Temporary Protected Status for the DRC

On November 9, 2023, AFJN was one of 131 organizations and leaders who sent a letter to President Biden, Secretary Blinken, and Secretary Mayorkas calling for them “to designate the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) [due to the] escalating armed conflicts [that] have further aggravated a dire humanitarian crisis”.

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ECOWAS Must Use Diplomacy Not Force to Restore Stability in the Republic of Niger

ECOWAS Must Use Diplomacy Not Force to Restore Stability in the Republic of Niger

Today, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an emergency meeting to discuss the coup in the Republic of Niger (Niger). This meeting followed the unsuccessful August 8th attempt to send an ECOWAS’ tripartite delegation to meet with military authorities in Niger. Since the July 26 coup, ECOWAS has held several meetings “to deploy all measures in order to restore constitutional order in Niger” prior to using military force. The United States, while reluctant to declare a coup, has been in communication with the ousted President and the junta leaders hoping for a peaceful resolution and restoration of constitutional order.

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Redefining Crisis Responses: Unveiling The Sahel Dilemma and Innovative Engagement Approaches

The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) invites you to a thought-provoking panel discussion on “Redefining Crisis Responses: Unveiling The Sahel Dilemma and Innovative Engagement Approaches” on July 18, 2023 from 11:00 am -12:30 pm EDT (US and Canada). The panelists will provide new insights into the complex and pressing challenges facing the Sahel region and its people.

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