Our mission is to engage and educate Americans about the countries
of Africa and to create a better understanding of its people, diverse cultures,
histories, and economies in order to create mutually beneficial partnerships
across the fields of business, policy, arts, culture, and education.


upcoming events


His Excellency Ambassador Lazarus Amayo

Sep 8, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Africa in the News

A World Free of Aids

 In commemoration of World Aids Day 2012 on December 1st, the US has unveiled the new US blueprint for an AIDS free generation. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief…
Africa in the NewsThe Africa Society News and Events

Zambian writer Namwali Serpell Featured in Conversations with African Poets and Writers

Conversations with African Poets and Writers" is a program series in partnership with the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division and the Poetry and Literature Center. This program…
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The National Summit on Africa was built upon a nationwide network and plans to maintain and expand this powerful network in the future. Since the historic meeting in Washington, the Summit’s constituency throughout the country has worked to get federal policymakers to implement specific sections of the National Policy Plan of Action, the first People’s Manifesto on U.S. policy vis-à-vis Africa. Through coordinated efforts, the Summit’s constituency has supported legislation that increased debt relief, expanded U.S.-Africa trade relations through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), combated AIDS through the World Bank-AIDS Prevention Trust Fund Act, and opposed political restrictions on U.N. funding for peacekeeping operations in Sierra Leone.


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