The Africa Society board shares with profound sadness the passing of our beloved president, Patricia Baine, on December 11, 2022. Born in Uganda, Ms. Baine served with distinction in several positions in The Africa Society for over 20 years and was named president in 2016.
Patricia helped steer our organization to its position as a leading NGO advocating and educating about Africa in the United States. Born in Uganda, she was respected by partners working on Africa issues in Washington, throughout the United States, and on the African continent. The African, US, and other members of the diplomatic corps as well as government and non-government organizations with whom she engaged, held her in high regard.
Her passing leaves an incalculable void. She impacted the US-Africa dialogue, heightened the advocacy for Africa among the Diaspora with passion, professionalism, and pride, and worked tirelessly with an indefatigable spirit of optimism.
The Africa Society appreciates the outpouring of messages of sympathy. We grieve with her family, countless friends, and colleagues and extend our deepest condolences and profound sympathy and love to her family.
We will share a complete profile of Patricia's life and contributions to The Africa Society separately. Details on final arrangements will be shared when provided by the family.