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The Red Cross and Tony Elumelu Foundation partner to support Nigerian entrepreneurs

Emily Hurley 11 February 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) partnered in January with the goal of empowering 200 Nigerian entrepreneurs from the North East and Niger Delta. The ICRC and …


Foundations celebrate venture philanthropy results in Africa and call for others to follow suit

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 7 February 2018

On 30 January, 5,000 smallholder farmers came together at Mulindi Tea Factory in Rwanda to celebrate the success of their work, and that of two influential British foundations who have helped make it happen. Since …


Why context matters in Africa

Sheena Raikundalia 5 February 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa is a growing impact investing destination. Africa has emerged as a major hub of innovation for social enterprises and impact investing globally. Africa was ranked the world’s second most attractive investment destination in 2013. …

Young South Africans take up the philanthropy baton

Andrew Milner 4 February 2018

When it comes to giving money and time, younger South Africans have the edge on their elders, according to a new report by CAF Southern Africa South Africa Giving 2017. Young people (those between 18 …

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 benefits!

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. …