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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Debt Cancellation Urgently Needed in Face of Global Financial Crisis
Today Africa Action calls on the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to cancel the 300 billion dollars of illegitimate debt owed by African nations. In the face of shocking and grim statistics on the impact of the economic crisis in Africa, it's more important now than ever that President Obama and his economic team act to stop the global economic meltdown and protect the poor.
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Friday, March 06, 2009
Leading South African Political Activist Ends 21-Day Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Zimbabwean People
Nomboniso Gasa, chair of South Africa's Commission for Gender Equality, ended on Mar. 4 a 21-day hunger strike that sought to draw international attention to Zimbabwe's deteriorating humanitarian crisis and the detention of political prisoners.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
NYTimes Reports ICC Approval for Warrant for Sudan’s President Bashir
Last evening, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) acted on the prosecutor's request for an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Africa Action to Host US - Africa Policy Forum
*WHAT:* Engaging Unheard Voices in Foreign Policy is the first in a series of policy forums hosted in conjunction with Howard University. *WHERE: *Howard University Blackburn Center 2400 6th St. NW Washington, DC 20059* WHEN: *Thursday, February 19th 1:00pm-5:00pm Informal Reception 5:00-7:00pm * WHO: Official Opening: Emira Woods*, Co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, Chairperson of the Africa Action Board of Directors
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Thursday, February 05, 2009
Leading Members of Sudanese Civil Society Call for National Conference
Representatives of independent Sudanese civil society organizations, media and rights activists called on Sudanese government, political actors and civil society members to urgently convene a conference to discuss the crisis brought on by the Sudanese government’s reaction to the charges brought by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court against the President of Sudan.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Africa Action Releases 'Africa Policy Outlook 2009'
Today Africa Action released its Africa Policy Outlook for 2009. This annual publication was released one week after the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama and as millions across the African continent celebrate the new opportunities his presidency offers.
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Friday, January 09, 2009
US Must Support Peace and Justice In Sudan
Today Africa Action reflects on the 4th anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that sought to end Sudan's longest civil war and established self-governance in Southern Sudan.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
US Drags its Feet at United Nations Conference
According to an issue paper released by Africa Action today, the causes of climate change are obvious, and the effects are overwhelming. While Africa only emits 4 percent of the world's carbon emissions, the continent is suffering from shrunken lakes, deforestation, and eroded coastlines. A UN report states that a 2 degree Celsius rise in temperature would endanger the water supply of up to 600 million Africans. In sub-Saharan Africa there are roughly 800 million people.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Human Rights Must be Top Priority for President-Elect Obama
This year Africa Action commemorates Human Rights Day by urging the new administration to make human rights in Sudan a priority from day one.
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