The Africa Society

The Africa Society Serving as a combination think-tank and public education organization, The Africa Society is poised to build upon the momentum generated during the National Summit by facilitating a paradigm shift so that Africa assumes its rightful place in the knowledge base of all Americans.
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By broadly portraying the richness, diversity, and uniqueness of Africa, as well as the salient economic opportunities that it offers, we continue to acquaint Americans with the lifestyles and peoples of the 54 nations of Africa, subsequently fostering goodwill and understanding. This not only benefits Africa; it engenders respect for and appreciation of the diverse backgrounds and cultures of African descendants in America.

Mission: The mission of The Africa Society is to be the premiere entity that engages and educates Americans about the countries comprising the continent of Africa and to create, through partnerships, a better understanding of its peoples, diverse cultures, histories and economies.

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His Excellency Lazarus Amayo
09/11/2020
His Excellency Lazarus Amayo

His Excellency Lazarus Amayo

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09/02/2020
Programs – The Africa Society

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The National Summit on Africa was built upon a nationwide network and plans to maintain and expand this powerful network in the future. Since the historic meeting in Washington, the Summit’s constituency throughout the country has worked to get federal policymakers to implement specific sections o...

07/18/2020

The Africa Society today celebrates THE birth of South African Statesman and Freedom Fighter Nelson Mandela on Nelson Mandela Day 2020. We remember and commit to the ideals of statemansip, freedom and Justice which he espoused.

THE AFRICA Society also mourns the passing of a giant and icon in the US Civil rights movement The Honorable Congressman John Lewis . We remember his inimitable legacy and example in the bold fight for rights and Justice for the people of African descent in the United States and for African people worldwide.

The AFRICA SOCIETY will continue its mission of advocacy and education.
AFRICA MATTERS!our organization recommit to the ideals and actions these leaders so profoundly demonstrated.

05/26/2020

Happy Africa Day. Africa Matters!

Researchers at the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer's University, Ede...
05/18/2020
African Researchers Lead Scientific Coalition Developing Surveillance System for Detecting Emerging Pandemics in Real-Time

Researchers at the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer's University, Ede, Nigeria, have begun a partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and other research and public health partners, to implement a Sentinel project for an early warning system in Africa.

https://allafrica.com/stories/202005160274.html

Researchers at the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer's University, Ede, Nigeria, have begun a partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and other research and public h...

The Africa Society in the News. Please read the article written by our CEO Ambassador Bridgewater. COVID-19 Vaccine Rese...
05/06/2020
Africa: COVID-19 Vaccine Research Trials and Tests Must Include African Partners

The Africa Society in the News. Please read the article written by our CEO Ambassador Bridgewater.

COVID-19 Vaccine Research Trials and Tests Must Include African Partners.

https://allafrica.com/stories/202005050961.html?utm_campaign=allafrica%3Aeditor&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=promote%3Aaans%3Aababae&fbclid=IwAR1c7TGfWmL6n17TjVopnk4KvTlfk9yaoz0Y7kIjT9lVsGtCrsDwlZ3JjLU

Column - The Africa Society, like individuals, organizations and governments worldwide, joins in the call for accelerated, focused and thorough efforts to find a vaccine that is effective in preventing the Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) and a drug to treat infected patients.

"No other nation is doing more than we are," Pompeo told the seven journalists on the call. "We've committed more than $...
05/06/2020
Africa: Pompeo - No Drop in U.S. Africa Funding, Says WHO Under Review, Blasts China on Debt

"No other nation is doing more than we are," Pompeo told the seven journalists on the call. "We've committed more than $170 million to this fight in Africa, part of $775 million that the United States has pledged worldwide." Pompeo also thanked African governments and airlines for help in repatriating more than 10,000 Americans. Earlier this month, the State Department issued a fact sheet detailing U.S. assistance for 37 African countries.
https://allafrica.com/stories/202004270957.html

The decision by President Trump to end U.S. funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) will not diminish U.S. support for health across Africa, including efforts to combat Covid-19, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a telephonic media roundtable on Monday.

https://allafrica.com/stories/202005050961.html?utm_campaign=allafrica%3Aeditor&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&ut...
05/06/2020
Africa: COVID-19 Vaccine Research Trials and Tests Must Include African Partners

https://allafrica.com/stories/202005050961.html?utm_campaign=allafrica%3Aeditor&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=promote%3Aaans%3Aababae&fbclid=IwAR12rYdgpMvReY5aVWSnQzy1m7EuZ4h2RDKz4tMgD29ZQ7g_l-40cO_SmGQ

Column - The Africa Society, like individuals, organizations and governments worldwide, joins in the call for accelerated, focused and thorough efforts to find a vaccine that is effective in preventing the Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) and a drug to treat infected patients.

Africa: Experts reveal African coronavirus trial detailsThe Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined some of...
04/30/2020
Africa Live: Guinea Bissau PM tests positive for coronavirus - BBC News

Africa: Experts reveal African coronavirus trial details
The Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined some of the trials going on for Covid-19 treatment and vaccination in Africa. Fifty-two countries have currently reported having positive cases of the virus - with more than 37,000 patients being treated. In a joint briefing online with doctors at Shanghai hospital, the Africa CDC said that in comparison to the rest of the world there were very few treatments happening on the continent. The Africa CDC try to mobilize the different research consortiums on the continent to see how to change this narrative so that Africa becomes more engaged in that regard.https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5eaac8835c8cf7066bdf95f3%26Experts%20reveal%20African%20coronavirus%20trial%20details%262020-04-30T13%3A42%3A01.556Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:a7cd239b-e0a6-41a3-baa4-657af429172d&pinned_post_asset_id=5eaac8835c8cf7066bdf95f3&pinned_post_type=share

He is among four cabinet members with Covid-19 as more top officials are feared to be at risk - and more.

04/30/2020

DRC: DR Congo 'prepared' to take part in vaccine testing
The Democratic Republic of Congo is prepared to take part in testing of any future vaccine against the coronavirus, the head of the country's taskforce against the pandemic said on Friday. "We've been chosen to conduct these tests," said the head of the national biological institute, Jean-Jacques Muyembe. "The vaccine will be produced in the United States, or in Canada, or in China. We're candidates for doing the testing here," Muyembe told a news briefing in comments that sparked controversy in DR Congo amid charges the population was being used as guinea pigs. Muyembe suggested that clinical trials could begin in July or August.
https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/dr-congo-prepared-to-take-part-in-vaccine-testing-official-20200404

04/30/2020

South Africa: US announces a further R250 million in coronavirus support for South Africa
The United States government, through the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is committing a further R250 million to support South Africa’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This brings this total US government commitment to the Covid-19 response in South Africa to over R410 million, following previous pledges delivered over the last month.
https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/391909/us-announces-a-further-r250-million-in-coronavirus-support-for-south-africa/?utm_source=The+Corporate+Council+on+Africa+%28Revised%29&utm_campaign=f92d7f8746-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_08_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4004c77546-f92d7f8746-325822153

04/30/2020

Liberia: MOA Releases Emergency Food Security Plan Amid COVID-19
The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has released an emergency food security plan that seeks to strengthen production and to provide regular situational reports to stakeholders and the public on how food and nutrition security will be coordinated to benefit citizens amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Since the emergence of the global pandemic in March 2020 in Liberia, there are reports that smallholder farmers and others in the food value chain are finding it difficult to increase production and to access better markets due to stringent health restrictions being imposed by the government. Some stakeholders in the agricultural sector have raised concerns about the role of the MOA in regard to the health crisis, stating that without measures for agriculture during this state of emergency period, the country’s food insecurity situation could rapidly worsen. President George M. Weah declared the state of emergency earlier this April to restrict the movements of the citizens as a means of curbing the further spread of the virus. Liberia is heavily dependent on food imports with 70 percent of rice, its staple food, being imported.
https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/moa-releases-emergency-food-security-plan-amid-covid-19/?utm_source=The+Corporate+Council+on+Africa+%28Revised%29&utm_campaign=f92d7f8746-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_08_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4004c77546-f92d7f8746-325822153

Ethiopia: Travel Alert - Further Reduction of Flights to the United StatesThe U.S. Embassy continues to track severe red...
04/30/2020
Ethiopia: Travel Alert - Further Reduction of Flights to the United States

Ethiopia: Travel Alert - Further Reduction of Flights to the United States
The U.S. Embassy continues to track severe reductions in the number of commercial flights departing from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa to the United States. Given the current situation, we recommend for the time being that you book Washington Dulles Airport as your connection or final destination rather than one of Ethiopian Airlines' other destinations in the U.S. This will increase the likelihood that your flight will depart as scheduled.
https://allafrica.com/stories/202004300194.html

Press Release - Location: Ethiopia

Nigeria to begin 'phased and gradual' easing of lockdowns in Lagos, AbujaNigeria will begin a “phased and gradual” easin...
04/30/2020
Nigeria to begin 'phased and gradual' easing of lockdowns in Lagos, Abuja : The Standard

Nigeria to begin 'phased and gradual' easing of lockdowns in Lagos, Abuja
Nigeria will begin a “phased and gradual” easing of more than four weeks of lockdowns in the national capital and the largest city on May 4, President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday. Lagos and Ogun states and the federal capital territory of Abuja entered lockdowns to tame the spread of the new coronavirus on March 30. Confirmed cases of the new virus have roughly quadrupled since a lockdown extension was announced on April 13, to 1,273 cases and 40 deaths, most concentrated in Lagos and Abuja. But Buhari said the lockdowns had come at a “very heavy economic cost,” stripping many citizens of their livelihoods.
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001369370/nigeria-to-begin-phased-and-gradual-easing-of-lockdowns-in-lagos-abuja

Senegal massively distributes food to cushion the shock of the coronavirusIn a suburb of Dakar, a man places a heavy bag...
04/30/2020
Senegal massively distributes food to cushion the shock of the coronavirus : The Standard

Senegal massively distributes food to cushion the shock of the coronavirus
In a suburb of Dakar, a man places a heavy bag of rice on a cart pulled by a donkey. He is one of the first beneficiaries of a large distribution of food aid launched on Tuesday to help Senegalese families cope with the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic.
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001369557/senegal-massively-distributes-food-to-cushion-the-shock-of-the-coronavirus

To alleviate the shock suffered by the most precarious populations, the government has launched a food aid distribution plan.

04/30/2020

UN: Virus could double food insecurity in nine African countries
The spread of Covid-19 risks devastating countries across East Africa, where food insecurity could more than double in just three months, the United Nations warned Tuesday. The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that some 20 million people currently do not have secure provisions of food across nine countries in the region: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. Compared to other parts of the world, these countries have so far registered few confirmed Covid-19 cases, with numbers still counted in the dozens or hundreds.However, due to their often weak economies and poor health infrastructure they are considered highly vulnerable to the impacts of the mounting crisis.
https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/virus-could-double-food-insecurity-in-nine-african-countries-un-20200428

Zimbabwe: This is not an appeal to lift sanctions': Masiyiwa pleads for Zimbabwe coronavirus fundZimbabwe-born billionai...
04/30/2020
'This is not an appeal to lift sanctions': Masiyiwa pleads for Zimbabwe coronavirus fund

Zimbabwe: This is not an appeal to lift sanctions': Masiyiwa pleads for Zimbabwe coronavirus fund
Zimbabwe-born billionaire Strive Masiyiwa has appealed to global lenders the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to set up a special purpose fund to help Zimbabwe and Sudan respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Econet founder Masiyiwa argued that unlike many other developing countries, Zimbabwe and Sudan have struggled to access funding from global lenders and the G20 due to facing sanctions. Masiyiwa says he fled Zimbabwe 20 years ago "due to persecution" and has not been back since. He is "deeply concerned about the potential loss of life if international aid does not come quickly, especially to address the needs of this pandemic", he added. "For the avoidance of doubt; this is not an appeal for the lifting of sanctions. "I am not a politician, just an entrepreneur working day and night to create wealth and jobs across many African nations," Masiyiwa said.
https://www.fin24.com/Economy/Africa/this-is-not-an-appeal-to-lift-sanctions-masiyiwa-pleads-for-zimbabwe-coronavirus-fund-20200429

Zimbabwe-born billionaire Strive Masiyiwa has appealed to global lenders the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to set up a special purpose fund to help Zimbabwe and Sudan respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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