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Time to rethink philanthropy journalism in East Africa

Anthony Wafula and Mendi Njonjo 5 December 2017

If we consider that journalism is about freely exchanging information based on news, views or ideas, then the context within which journalism is practised matters. In East Africa this context is challenging. Intimidation and harassment …


Philanthropy-backed campaign tackles neglected diseases in Zimbabwe 

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

The END Fund, a collaboration of global philanthropists dedicated to the treatment and prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, has partnered with Econet Wireless, Higherlife Foundation, and the Zimbabwean Ministry …


Reflections on the first independent African Philanthropy Forum conference

African Philanthropy Forum 23 November 2017

The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) hosted the 2017 Annual Conference in Lagos from October 30 – October 31, 2017. Fourth in the series of Annual Conferences, the 2017 edition was the first held by the …

Global corporations avoid millions in tax – and philanthropy is benefiting!

1 Halima Mahomed 14 November 2017 For Subscribers

Johannesburg, South Africa What do a British-based minerals company, French-based energy company, Dutch-based homeware company and Belgian-based beverage company have in common? First, they are multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Africa who have been implicated …

Africa Philanthropy Forum: Telling the ‘good story’

Ameyaw Debrah 8 November 2017

When I received a call inviting me to speak at the Africa Philanthropy Forum in Lagos, Nigeria, I wondered what my contribution to the forum would be. However after taking part in the forum and …

Could the annulment of Kenya’s election set a precedent for African civil society?

David Kode 2 November 2017

The ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court strengthens the independence of the judiciary and places this institution as a key player and arbiter in future elections and on issues that affect peace and security in Kenya. …

Africa’s sleeping bear – the continental youth bulge

Jacob Beck 24 October 2017

The continent has the world’s youngest population with over 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. In fact, the continent’s working age population is expected to exceed 1 billion within just 17 …

Cross-sector cooperation needed to combat East Africa’s hunger crisis

Aid & International Development Forum 20 October 2017

The combination of drought, El Niño and conflict has left East Africa struggling to survive. The region is facing a monumental hunger crisis with 24 million people affected in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. …

Red Cross launch world’s first humanitarian impact bond

Alliance magazine 12 September 2017

The world’s first ‘Humanitarian Impact Bond’ has been launched by The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to improve the financing of aid in conflict-hit countries. The Humanitarian Impact Bond, set up by the …

Vois Africa gives voice to young African philanthropists 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Vois Africa was established after the first African Youth in Philanthropy Conference in Arusha, Tanzania in 2015. The conference revealed the lack of a youth agenda in philanthropy and that young people were not adequately represented or included on the relevant platforms where …