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South Sudan: Tragedy and Tentative Hope: Learning from the Story of One of the ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut–one of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’.  Madut’s journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It is a story of great… Read More

Nonprofit Africa Partnership Opportunities

An immigrant from Eritrea turns ceramic artistry and knowledge of chemistry into a highly successful ceramic business. Salaam Urban Village Association (SUVA) will be highlighting the creative talent of Debessaie in the weeks ahead. Debessaie’s business is one of… Read More

Reflections on the 10th Annual YPFDJ North America Conference

Samuel Mahaffy was an invited speaker at the 10th Annual YPFDJ North America Conference held in Washington D.C.  He shares here his personal reflections on the conference. He writes regularly about Eritrea on his website at www.samuelmahaffy.com and… Read More

Guests from Africa at the Dinner Table

Commentary by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy. In many communities in Africa, it is a tradition to welcome a visiting guest with a meal.  Sharing a meal is a way of building and affirming relationship.  The U.S. – Africa Leaders… Read More

Visiblizing Eritrea — Africa is not a Country: Eritrea is.

Eritrea is invisiblized by its detractors.  U.S. foreign policy, Western strategic alliances and media propensity to cover Africa only when and where there is a dramatic crisis, conspire to invisiblize countries like Eritrea. The scholar and linguist Noam… Read More