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Conference reports Tendai Murisa and Trust Africa 21 August 2015

A watershed moment: African philanthropists chart a sustainable future

Parallel to the KCDF session, TrustAfrica organized a panel session on impact investment. Whilst impact investing has become an important feature of philanthropy globally, it is yet to become codified in terms of practice, models …

Analysis 1 Tendai Murisa and Trust Africa 18 August 2015

A watershed moment for African philanthropy

The African Grantmakers Network 3rd Biennial Assembly in July was significant because, for the first time, members covered approximately 65 per cent of the costs. The network had previously relied on external funding. That in itself speaks …

Analysis Briggs Bomba and Trust Africa 1 June 2015

Plugging the leaking bucket of illicit financial flows in Africa

While millions of philanthropic dollars pour into Africa annually, billions of dollars in illicit financial flows (IFFs) leak out of the continent, mostly back to the global north. It’s like trying to fill a leaking …

Interview 2 Akwasi Aidoo, Tendai Murisa and Trust Africa 1 October 2014

All change at TrustAfrica: interview with Akwasi Aidoo and Tendai Murisa

The unburied dead, small change and the questionability of old men’s wisdom: on the eve of stepping down as executive director of TrustAfrica, an organization he founded some eight years ago, these are among the …

Opinion Trust Africa 26 July 2011

Social justice – the foundation of a new society

We are living in the age of pluralism. More and more nations are defined by various differences, creating serious challenges around social cohesion, equity and notions of fairness. And yet we are also living in …