Amini Kajunju, President and CEO of The America-America Institute, welcomes readers to the inaugural issue of THE AAI CONNECTION e-newsletter and shares the latest news on the launch of AAI’s 60th Anniversary campaign.
This month’s “Little Known AAI History Fact” blog recounts the humble beginnings of what is today The Africa-America Institute.
Read the From the Archives blog, highlighting a news brief on 1956 elections in the former Gold Coast (now Ghana. In celebration of AAI’s 60th anniversary, this monthly blog will feature verbatim historical documents from AAI’s files and articles from Africa Report, a monthly publication chronicling the continent’s dramatic political and economic developments.
Confirmation hearings on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) for U.S. Secretary of State opened on January 24, where the nominee called for greater investment in Africa. Amini Kajunju, AAI President and CEO, presents her perspective on the hearing and encouraged a likely Kerry-led State Department to invest in Africa’s human resources.