Africa Action

Africa Action is a national organization that works for political, economic and social justice in Africa. Through the provision of accessible information and analysis combined with the mobilization of public pressure we work to change the policies and policy-making processes of U.S. and multinational institutions toward Africa. The work of Africa Action is grounded in the history and purpose of its predecessor organizations, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), The Africa Fund, and the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), which have fought for freedom and justice in Africa since 1953. Continuing this tradition, Africa Action seeks to re-shape U.S. policy toward African countries.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Africa Action Releases Statement on U.S.- Policy Towards Zimbabwe
On the occasion of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's first official visit to Washington, DC, Africa Action released a statement this morning urging the U.S. Government to seize the opportunity to initiate fundamental reforms in U.S. policy towards Zimbabwe. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is set to meet this week with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today, and President Obama on Friday.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Africa Action Mourns the Loss of Tajudeen Abdul Raheem
This week Africa Action mourns the death of one of the most distinguished pan-Africanist, and United Nations Millennium Campaign Deputy Director, Dr. Tajudeen Abdul Raheem. He passed away May 24, 2009 in a road accident in Nairobi. Dr. Raheem was a prolific writer and activist. His work was a great source of inspiration and insight. Throughout Africa Action’s long history as the oldest organization working on U.S.- Africa policy, Dr.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Africa Action Responds to the Obama Administration’s FY10 Detailed Budget Release
This morning the President Obama released the detailed fiscal year 2010 budget information on U.S. bilateral AIDS programs and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to preliminary analysis by Africa Action, the U.S. will be under-funding life-saving HIV/AIDS initiatives in Africa.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Analysis Shows U.S. Under-Funding AIDS Programs
This morning the President Obama released the detailed fiscal year 2010 budget information on U.S. bilateral AIDS programs and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to preliminary analysis by Africa Action, the U.S. will be under-funding life-saving HIV/AIDS initiatives in Africa.
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Zimbabwe Human Rights Activists Rearrested
Today Africa Action unequivocally condemns the re-arrest of human rights defender Jestina Mukoko and 17 other Zimbabwean civil society activists; just two months after they were released on bail. Jestina Mukoko, a valiant human rights defender is still recovering from torture and abuse at the hand of the Zimbabwe republic police when she was arrested last year. Last year Mukoko was abducted at 3:00am, and went missing for nearly two months. The police denied holding her or having any knowledge as to her whereabouts.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
100 Days Pass Obama Administration
As President Obama’s first 100 days in office pass, Africa Action recognizes significant changes in the tone of U.S. foreign policy, including the willingness to engage a wide variety of perspectives and a desire for a more comprehensive approach. This should pave the way for a more positive U.S. policy. However, recognizing the serious economic crisis in the U.S., it would be damaging to U.S. foreign policy to deprioritize diplomacy and democracy in Africa.
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Save the Date: April 28: Panel Discussion on 'The Future of the South African Dream'
Africa Action & The Department of African Studies, Howard University Department of Sociology, George Washington UniversityTransAfrica Forum
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
On Earth Day, Africa Action Calls for US Climate Legislation That Addresses International Adaptation and Mitigation
Today on Earth Day, Africa Action calls for responsible financing that will enable developing countries to adapt and mitigate the inequitable impact of climate change. Robust U.S. action can create a fertile environment for environmental sustainability around the world. This will further help alleviate conflict resulting from scarcity of resources in various regions. With U.S. leadership, there is a possibility that hundreds of thousands of the world's poorest people could escape the cycle of poverty caused by environmental degradation.
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
Africa Action Honors Rwandan Genocide with Increased Public Mobilization to Stop the Genocide in Darfur
This month Africa Action honors the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by hosting several special events designed to mobilize public pressure and strengthen collective efforts to demand peace and justice in Darfur and all of Sudan. The events are a part of Africa Action's intensified campaign, JUST L.E.A.D. (LEARN. EDUCATE. ACT. DAILY).
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
On April 15th, AIDS Activists Target Congressional Leaders with Nationwide Prayer Vigils
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