African CCs organize across faiths to create solutions at the community level by helping people with job training and micro-enterprise, access to healthcare, peacebuilding and conflict resolution in areas torn apart by civil war and tribal conflicts. CCs also provide direct help for AIDS orphans, and for the repatriation of victims of war. At the heart of much of this work is the commitment to increasing civic participation at all levels of society. Continental Coordinator for Africa, Ambassador Mussie Hailu, has been actively raising the visibility of URI in Africa, through the URI Africa Peace Prize and the Golden Rule Campaign, and by representing URI at the Africa Union.
THE URI AFRICA SUPPORT TEAM
Africa Continent (based in Nairobi, Kenya)
Great Lakes (based in Kampala, Uganda)
Western Africa (based in Abuja, Nigeria)
Horn of Africa (based in Djibouti)
Southern Africa (based in Western Cape, South Africa)
January 20, 2017 9:18 AM
SOMESHA visited the Community Concern Organization (COCO) offices, including the Medical Center Hospital (MCH) in Hamar-jajab district in Mogadishu, to observe their health services, including those for HIV/AIDS patients and sexual violence survivors.Read more...
January 13, 2017 4:13 PM
Read a travel report from Shadreck Kwagwanji about Michael Crosbie (Australia MIMAMO Project)'s and Karen Barensche (URI Southern Africa)'s trip to provide community and environmental assistance to Mbetazigone Village.Read more...
January 12, 2017 5:34 PM
January 4, 2017 11:45 AM
January 2, 2017 9:01 AM
December 29, 2016 2:41 PM
As we dream and work together towards an Africa that is free from violent conflicts, we are confronted with challenges both old and new that demand moral strength, innovative ideas and unbroken determination to build sustainable peace through active nonviolent approaches.Read more...
December 29, 2016 1:24 PM
December 29, 2016 11:47 AM
URI-Africa participated at the consultation meeting on the “Promotion of Peaceful Africa” organized by All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) in partnership with the African Union (AU) at Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi.Read more...
December 24, 2016 2:55 PM
December 12, 2016 11:52 AM