The Africa Peace Initiative (API) was a pan-Africanist group formed in 1996 at the United States International University (USIU) - Africa in Kenya. The organization, which initially started as a study group loosely modelled along the lines of the University Students African Revolutionary Front, engaged in activism, advocacy and solidarity activities for peace in different parts of Africa. API was an offshoot of the Revolutionary Movement for New Africa which was formed in 1995 by the same group of students. It was composed of students from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe and elsewhere. API identified very closely with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and focused its activities on the war in Sudan organising several solidarity visits to the liberated areas in the Southern parts of the country, arranging speaking engagements for senior SPLM/A leaders, publicing SPLM/A material and mobilising humanitarian assistance for youth in the war affected areas. The late SPLM/A leader, Dr. John Garang de Mabior was the first patron of API by virtue of his role as tutor and mentor to the founding members of REMNA.
API members went to become very active in a number of African countries. Two of its founding members are now serving in the General Headquarters of the SPLA. Others are active in the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS). Some serve in the UN while others are working for international aid agencies.
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