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Thomson Reuters Foundation launches project for journalists in Global South covering COVID-19

Alliance magazine 8 April 2020

The Thomson Reuters Foundation announced that it would be launching a Coronavirus Crisis Reporting Hub – a virtual training, knowledge-sharing and network-building centre for journalists covering the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Hub will initially bring …


African Development Bank raises landmark $3 billion for COVID-19

Alliance magazine 31 March 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s economies. It is thought to be the largest dollar-denominated social …


Home-grown giving in Africa and Asia

Matt Reeves 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Attracting local donors can pay big dividends – more than just financial ones – and it’s not just about wealthy donors, either The Merti Integrated Development Programme is based in Isiolo, a town in northern …

Making social enterprises financially stable is not easy, but it’s worth it

Sophie Hersberger-Langloh 23 February 2020

While assisting the Global Social Entrepreneurship course of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) last year, I had the great opportunity to meet inspiring social entrepreneurs from around the world. One of them is Bernard …

African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to stem Ebola transmission in Uganda

Alliance magazine 20 February 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million grant to help tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Uganda. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response …

Paxful announces a third school in Kenya to be #BuiltWithBitcoin

Alliance magazine 2 February 2020

Paxful, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace announced that they will be building a third school in its 100-school initiative to bring quality education centres to emerging countries throughout Africa. Paxful’s #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative began in 2017 to promote philanthropy …

Tony Elumelu dedicates philanthropy award to young African Entrepreneurs

Alliance magazine 30 December 2019

Tony O. Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group, received the All Africa Business Leaders’ Awards (AABLA) this month in Johannesburg. In the acceptance …

ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

Alliance magazine 20 December 2019

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – Socak Katana. This investment will help the cocoa farmers secure market access and revenue. The …

African and Jewish philanthropy merge to deepen the practice of giving among the youth

Lisa-Anne Julien 17 December 2019

There are several African terms that embody the spirit of philanthropy. The South African term Ubuntu has come to mean many things but essentially translates to ‘I am because of you’. The Swahili term Harambee …

Tony Elumelu Foundation open 2020 applications for entrepreneurship programme

4 Alliance magazine 11 December 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on 1 January, 2020. The programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup …