Secondary schools heads from a Kenyan rural district of Kenya have petitioned the government to lift the ban on corporal punishment citing indiscipline. Media reports here say that the school heads from Machakos district which was in the news last month after two students torched a school domitory leading to death of more than 60 students wanted the government to review the ban.

As we have done for many years, the Washington Office on Africa has developed this directory of key contacts in the administration and on select committees in Congress, together with a listing of the Congressional Black Caucus. We hope you find it helpful in your own advocacy efforts. Essential for all of us with a concern for a more just US policy toward Africa is to ensure that our views are heard, and this guide seeks to provide an aid in doing so.

CIVITAS International hs established an international Advocacy Campaign for the institution of the eight "Action Steps" necessary for adequate civic education, including a K-12 curriculum, teacher training, and classroom materials that support education for democracy, as well as the development of a professional civic educators association, and the capacity to evaluate student progress.

The Nonprofit Lobbying Guide demonstrates the many ways nonprofits can use lobbying to advance their causes in federal, state and local legislatures. Author Bob Smucker draws upon his more than 25 years of experience as a lobbyist for charitable organizations to give a jargon-free explanation of the laws governing lobbying limits, lobbying with private foundation and corporate grants, reporting to the IRS, and education efforts during a political campaign.

Please sign the petition on behalf of AAU Students, and Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam and Dr. Berhanu Nega. A world wide hunger strike is being organized in solidarity with the hunger strike of Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam and Dr. Berhanou Nega. Please stay tuned for further instructions. Please go immidiately to the following webpage to express your concern on the situation at AAU, of EHRCO and the state of Ethiopia.