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The launch team for 'An African Answer' outside the United Nations. Charles Aquilina (IofC programme co-ordinator), Pastor James Wuye, Imam Muhammad Ashafa, Joseph Karanja (film production consultant) and Dr Alan Channer (film director) (Photo: Alan Channer)|

The documentary film An African Answer, and the multimedia training package that goes with it, had its United States launch in New York on 25 October.

An African Answer Resource Guide cropped

US and Canada launch press release - Multimedia training package based on An African Answer to be launched in New York, Washington DC, Ottawa and Montreal

A Resource Guide for Grass-Roots Practitioners by Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye

COMING SOON - A Resource Guide for Grass-Roots Practitioners by Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, edited by Dr Alan Channer.

Kenyan cattle

Cattle rustling is rampant in the Samburu District of northern Kenya and An African Answer has been described as the best tool so far to bring peace among the communities concerned.

Imam Ashafa delivering training in Alexandria

Imam Mohammed Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye from Nigeria were invited to Egypt to deliver training workshops on 'Early Warning – Early Response', a technique they developed to combat and prevent communal conflict. They conducted two workshops in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria. The workshops, which took place between 10 to 18 June 2011, were practical and taught participants to identify and recognise warning signs as well as providing them with the tools to respond effectively through the formation of community action groups. The workshops were attended by community and religious leaders in addition to representatives of civil society organizations.

A Turkana community featured in the Bonus Feature 'Two years later'

An African Answer training package will be launched in the last week of October 2011, at the United States Institute of Peace and other venues in Washington DC. It includes two new DVD bonus features and two resource guides.

The documentary film An African Answer was screened on Wednesday 18 May 2011 at the Crosthwaite Parish Room in Keswick, Cumbria. An African Answer, FLTfilms latest documentary, is shot in Kenya and depicts an African initiative to foster healing and reconciliation after more than one thousand people lost their lives following disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007.

An African Answer being screened in a classroom in Egerton University

Waltraut Stroh is pastor for international students in The Hague. She has been a frequent user of the DVD The Imam and Pastor, and more recently also An African Answer. Recently she visited Kenya for a study tour, with a copy of An African Answer in her rucksack, which she showed in an area in Kenya which had experienced considerable violence.

The audience for the Premier of An African Answer reflects Canada's diversity as one of the most multicultural countries in the world. (Photo: Asaju Tunde Lee)

The ripple effect of reconciliation and healing spread by celebrated Nigerian peacemakers Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, reached Canada’s capital city, Ottawa at the recent Canadian premiere of An African Answer co-hosted by Initiatives of Change, Canada and the High Commission of Nigeria in Canada.

Front cover of An African Answer DVD

Screening at St Paul Univeristy of The Imam and the Pastor and the first screening in Ottawa of An African Answer, hosted by Initiatives of Change and Saint Paul University

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