Africare to Honor Senior U.S. Diplomat at High-Profile Gala

Africare to Honor Senior U.S. Diplomat at High-Profile Gala

PRESS RELEASE Four Additional Individuals and Organizations Will be Recognized for Their Service to Africa United States Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will receive the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, the nation’s oldest and largest African-American led organization providing assistance to Africa, at the annual […]

The Conference of Ghanaian Presbyterian Churches in North America Declare Position on Same Sex marriage

The Conference of Ghanaian Presbyterian Churches in North America Declare Position on Same Sex marriage

Recently The Presbyterian Church  (U.S.A) voted to formally sanction same-sex marriages. The 1.7 million-member church voted to amend  its constitution to allow gay marriage ceremonies, a move which permits its ministers to marry same-sex couples. This has generated a lot of debate and misinformation within the body of Christ. Afrikan Post delved into this controversy […]

U.S. to Facilitate Next Congo Basin Forest Partnership

U.S. to Facilitate Next Congo Basin Forest Partnership

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 18, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Cynthia Akuetteh today announced the appointment of the next facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). Matthew Cassetta, […]

U.S. State Department’s Zeenat Rahman To Travel to Uganda and Zambia

U.S. State Department’s Zeenat Rahman To Travel to Uganda and Zambia

Photo courtesy of flickr.com Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 13, 2012 Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman will travel to Kampala, Uganda, December 13-16, and Lusaka, Zambia, December 17-20. In Kampala, Special Adviser Rahman will attend TEDxYouth@Bukoto, a forum to showcase young Africans’ innovative solutions to some of […]

U.S. Issues Statement on International Migrants Day, 2012

U.S. Issues Statement on International Migrants Day, 2012

Victoria Nuland Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 18, 2012 On this 12th International Migrants Day, the United States recognizes the more than 214 million migrants in the world today, who constitute more than three percent of the world’s population. The United States’ overarching migration mission is to protect and assist asylum-seekers […]