4/20/2005

African Union Response!

For those who read this blog, you may recall that i mentioned AU needs to have an online app to enable people in the diaspora or anyone for that matter to contribute directly for their efforts in Africa. This was precipitated in part by this entry I wrote to the admin then, no response. Tried again and cc’d the webmaster

Your Excellency,
My name is [snip], a [snip] of Kenyan origin. I got the above Contact from the site which is super by the way. As an African, I would like (and I think many other Africans away from home would) like to be able to make a direct financial contribution to the AU using a web application on the African Union site. This would enable your venerable organization to tap into the generosity and ability of Africans to contribute to a specific cause that your organization is working on. An example of this is the UN foundation site https://secure.groupstone.com/unf-donate/donate.asp?program=rwanda
Very thankful for your work and hopeful for a better Africa,[snip]

The response

Dear [Snip],

Thanks for your interest in the African union.
We would like to assure you that your message has been forwarded to the Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union.

Best regards,
-----------------------------------------
Christiane Yanrou
Senior Website Administrator
African Union

If you would like this done, the contact info is on the African Union site link . From the above correspondence it appears the appropriate person to contact is the Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union
Director, Bureau of the Chairperson
Mrs. Margaret Vogt
Tel: (251) 1 525838
Fax: (251) 1 513036
E-mail: mailto:VogtM@africa-union.org

Tusaidiane!! (Lets help each other) If you saw Hotel Rwanda and wish we as africans had done more, send an email. If you read reports of rape and death in the Congo, send an email, if you read and your heart breaks at the genocide in Darfur Sudan, send an email, then when the app is running, give what you can to help African Union do what it must.

4 Comments:

Blogger Black Ambition said...

Great idea. I will add a link to this page to my post on this issue.

my sudan post: http://blackambition.blogspot.com/2005/04/next-up-hotel-sudan.html

4/21/2005 10:58 AM  
Anonymous African said...

There's also http://www.africanfront.com/ which someone forwarded to me, it's a partner AU organization, I think and the site is really professional with contacts

4/22/2005 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Memoire said...

Thanks Afromusing for your really informative site; I think that the AU site needs a lot of improvement, and last I checked the news/updates section was outdated, for such a body (it's like Africa's govt) they should pull up their socks and be more accessible.

4/22/2005 1:40 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

black ambition! Thanks for the link, i will include yours on here too.
African, glad you stopped by, i will check it out.
Memoire, true true true. i appreciate your comments. Thanks again.

4/22/2005 7:46 PM  

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