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URI Africa has been a cornerstone region for our global network since URI’s inception. Our Cooperation Circles throughout Africa face a host of challenges unique to the continent’s diversity, from corrupt governments and serious human rights violations to the devastation of HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.

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)

  • Mussie Hailu, Global Envoy of URI, Regional Director for URI Africa and URI Representatives to the African Union, the Economic Commission for Africa, UNEP and the United Nations Office in Africa 
  • Nyambura Mundia, Administration Officer
  • Biniam Tassew, Accountant
  • Hawa Noor, Communications Associate

Great Lakes (based in Kampala, Uganda)

  • Despina Namwembe, Regional Coordinator
  • Sylvia Nazziwa, Office Assistant 
  • Zaria Ddamulira, Legal and Human Rights officer, Assistant to the Regional Coordinator
  • Hannington Wako, Youth Officer 
  • Edith Ayapo, Accountant
  • Nakyejwe Maywood, CC Liaison

Western Africa (based in Abuja, Nigeria)

  • Emmanuel Ivorgba, URI Western Africa Regional Coordinator
  • Ms. Tina Abeku Hassan, CC Liaison Officer
  • Korsi Senyo, URI Country Contact for Ghana
  • Peter Ijigue Monkom, Office Assistant

Horn of Africa (based in Djibouti)

  • Mahamoud Sougueh, URI Horn of Africa Regional Coordinator

Southern Africa (based in Western Cape, South Africa)

  • Karen Barensche, URI Southern Africa  Regional Coordinator
  • Sarah Oliver, PA/Administrator

May peace prevail in the Africa Region.

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Contact:

Dr. Mussie Hailu

Address:

P.O. Box 7785

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Phone:

(251) 11-6-627-237

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January 20, 2017 9:18 AM

Checking on the Status of Healthcare in Somalia

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.

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January 13, 2017 4:13 PM

Progress Report from Mbetazigone Village

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.

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January 12, 2017 5:34 PM

What ICLDNG Accomplished in 2016

The stories you’ll read in this Annual Report are just some of the highlights from 2016!

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January 4, 2017 11:45 AM

SOMESHA Visited HERDO VCT and Medical Center

HEEGAN Relief and Development Organization is planning to open a Voluntary Counselling and Testing center for the control and prevention of diseases and conditions in Somalia.

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January 2, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Keeping Girls in School

Educating girls and their communities about female reproductive systems helps to keep female students in school alongside their male counterparts. 

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December 29, 2016 2:41 PM

Statement on a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

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.

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December 29, 2016 1:24 PM

The 2nd AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum Declaration

The 2nd AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum Declaration follows two days of deep reflections, deliberations, sharing of experiences and discussions on the way forward on the theme of the conference.

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December 29, 2016 11:47 AM

URI-Africa Participated in Meeting on the Promotion of a Peaceful Africa

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.

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December 24, 2016 2:55 PM

URI Great Lakes Africa Regional Newsletter

URI Great Lakes Region publishes this beautiful newsletter featuring news and photos from URI members working in the Great Lakes Africa region. 

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December 12, 2016 11:52 AM

Building a Community

URI groups collaborate to build art centres, cultural kitchens, and nurseries for women and their families.

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