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Africa Policy Forum on Famine. Kenan Tukes, Howard University, Impact Investing Intern

The Africa Policy Forum on Famine was held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the US Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium, sponsored by the office of Congressmember Karen Bass. This forum discussed the escalating risk of famine on the Horn and the Sahel regions of Africa, and the efforts, unrealized thus far, to stop not only the famine, but its root causes as well. The Horn of Africa has, for years, experienced many threats. These include drought, famine, and ongoing conflicts - from struggles for power to genocide. In fragile states like South Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia, these threats have, in the present day, created a situation that threatens the lives of millions of refugees and the future of these states. The Africa Policy Forum on Famine was a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Monde Muyangwa and featuring Gen. William “Kip” Ward (Ret.), John Prendergast, and Jon Brause. The discussion brought into question the roles various Western powers as well as the United States play in t

African American-owned bank get $1M deposit

This article is a direct copy of one I submitted to the Post. It adds some additional quotes, but otherwise is a copy. See my blog posting below. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/industrial-bank-dcs-last-african-american-owned-bank-receives-1m-investment/2013/10/04/de5ab232-27bc-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html Related articles CBCF makes a $5 million deposit in Black banks Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Makes Historic Deposit In Black-Owned Banks Washington, DC's Last Black-Owned Bank Receives $1 Million Investment from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation