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Africa Faith & Justice Network educates and advocates for a transformation of U.S. policies toward Africa. Grounded by a commitment to social justice, AFJN brings the most important issues affecting the people of Africa to our lawmakers in Washington, DC.

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Kleptocracy: US Won't Be a Harbor for Stolen Assets

This article was first published in our January-March Newsletter

Posted on April 16, 2014

We are encouraged by the US Justice Department announcement, made on March 5, 2014, about the asset freeze of "$458 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and conspirators" under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.

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Sowing Seeds for Justice: The Empowerment Project in Ghana

This article was first published in our January-March Newsletter,

Posted on April 16, 2014

By Michael Murphy, AFJN Consultant

In May Father Aniedi Okure will travel to Accra, Ghana to help launch the first pilot project in AFJN's Empowerment program. AFJN has received initial grant funds from the Institute for Policy Research at Catholic University and Be The Change Foundation to support this initiative.

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Central African Republic and Witnessing to Religious Values

This article was first published in our January-March Newsletter, By  Aniedi Okure, OP, AFJN Executive Director

March 18, 2014 at the White House Conference Center, three prominent religious leaders from Central African Republic (CAR), Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Chief Imam Omar Kabine Layama, President of CAR Islamic Community and Reverend Nicolas Guerkoyame Gbangou, Chair of Executive Committee of the Alliance of Evangelicals in CAR, held a roundtable conversation with religious leaders in the Washington DC Metro area about the situation in CAR. They noted that they were in the US to let us know "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" and seek assistance to end the conflict.

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