Upcoming events

Public Lecture by Rev. Dr. Clement Mweyang Aapengnuo

George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) is hosting a presentation by 72 Africa’s president, Clement Aapengnuo, entitled Ghana: Conflict and Democracy. It will be at GMU’s Arlington campus on Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 1-4pm. Click here for more details and to RSVP. We hope you can join us!

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November Newsletter

Damongo Peace Ambassadors Club

Our young peace ambassadors have been hard at work spreading the message of peace.  They have organized marches and football games and have gone door to door asking their friends and neighbors to commit to a peaceful transition of power.  Here is what they have to say about their activities and the importance of peace in their lives…

October Newsletter

Tamale Inter-Faith Peace Summit

We’re excited to tell you about our first major peace summit. It was a huge success!

With financial support from the International Republican Institute, we were able to bring together leaders from multiple faiths, women’s groups, and youth organizations for a 3-day discussion in August on how to “wage peace” in their communities in the buildup to Ghana’s national elections in December…

Blog Posts

  • When Water Flows March 28, 2017 - Two evenings ago, Fr. Clement was driving through Damongo, when a group of young men made him stop his vehicle and then quickly surrounded him. Although first surprised, he noticed that every boy had broad smiles on their faces. “Father.” they said excitedly, “We have water!” What better way to end a day than knowing […]
  • World Water Day…Added Significance March 22, 2017 - Water Is Life Today is World Water Day! Across the globe, efforts are being made to ensure that people have access to potable water, and looks hard at those areas and people who suffer from a lack of such access. Have you stopped today to consider how easy life is when water is readily flowing? […]
  • What Ghanaians Can Learn From U.S. Elections December 2, 2016 - Next Wednesday, Ghanaians will go to the polls to elect their next President and, thus, set the stage for the next phase of Ghana’s future. Over the past year there have been all of the expected and typical political trappings of a democratic election, including the rhetoric that we associate with democratic campaigning. But this […]
  • Give today to fight violent extremism worldwide! November 29, 2016 -   There are a few hours left of Giving Tuesday. It is a time to act to help those who are not as fortunate as you are and to support those who are working daily to make the world a better place. There are many ways to give; we hope that you will consider supporting […]
  • Democracy at the Fringes: Actively Waging Peace September 21, 2016 -
  • Social Good Summit – need to Wage Peace September 28, 2015 - There is much to write about regarding the past week. We’ve signed an MOU with GMU S-CAR, we’ve met with Search for Common Ground, Fr. Clem has gotten to see friends, and now we are in New York for the Social Good Summit. A recurring theme of this past week has been the importance of […]
  • Fr. Clement on International Peace Day – Help Us Wage Peace! September 21, 2015 - 72 Africa’s President, Fr. Clement, celebrates International Peace Day by asking you to help us Wage Peace.
  • Wage Peace on Monday for International Peace Day! September 20, 2015 - We have a way to help you celebrate and support International Peace Day on Monday, September 21, 2015. Click here to download the sign above, print it out, take a picture of you and your friends holding the sign up, and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with hashtags #PeaceDay and #wagepeace. Here are […]
  • Presentation on Preventing Radicalization in West Africa September 15, 2015 - A presentation by Tim Sample, CEO of 72Africa.org, and Reverend Dr. Clement Aapengnuo, President of 72Africa.org about the issue of Radicalization in West Africa, and methods for preventing it by working with local leaders to build relationships with youth. For those who were at the Top of the Town last March and wanted to have […]
  • Waging Peace — A Need for Change September 14, 2015 - On Friday, I reflected on the impact of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 and put forth the idea that the only way for us to fully get out of our current situation in the long term is to wage peace. The concept of waging peace isn’t particularly new, but […]