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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/Communications 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, Youth Development Officer
  • Yara Costa, CC Liaison Officer/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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February 21, 2017 6:17 PM

Our Harmony Week Activities

The Executive Director and members of the Lowershire Interfaith Assembly (LSIA) of Southern Malawi in Chikwawa district are very happy to report that on Monday 6th February, 2017, we organised prayers and fellowship as an initiative in the Harmony Week activities.

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February 21, 2017 11:24 AM

The Weekly Shot: Welcoming Refugees in Uganda

We found out that many locals had given up pieces of their land to host the refugees.

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February 14, 2017 6:46 PM

Supporting Orphans and the Elderly for World Interfaith Harmony Week

Nasolo Cooperation Circle celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week at Blantyre Rural Area. This is an area where there are high levels of gender-based violence, discrimination and stigma towards those living with HIV/AIDS and people with albinism

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February 14, 2017 10:46 AM

Uganda Welcomes Refugees with Hospitality and Love

We celebrated the Interfaith Harmony Week with our brothers and sisters who are now refugees in Uganda because of the insurgency going on in their country.

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January 31, 2017 6:29 PM

Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in Youth

URI-Africa participated at the partners strategy meeting on “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in Youth” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 27, 2017.

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January 27, 2017 4:37 PM

Plans to Empower Somalia Religious Leaders and Youth

Despite the religiously-motivated violence and ongoing war in Somalia, peaceful recovery looms across Somalia due to the conflict transformation efforts still going on countrywide.

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January 25, 2017 4:05 PM

What AYICRIP Accomplished in 2016

Despite the challenges presented by the recession of the Nigerian economy in 2016, our Cooperation Circle was able to reach nearly 6,000 young people across Nigeria.

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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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