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The Future of Burkina Faso

Opinion of Dr. Samuel Mahaffy.  It is time for the African country, Burkina Faso to be able to live into its name of the “land of the honest people” instead of being the land of drone bases and… Read More

Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmara –A Review

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village Association reviews the book Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmara.  This review was originally published on his website in a longer form at http://samuelmahaffy.com/2014/10/joining-africa-anthills-asmara/ . From a Western world… 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