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Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

The Wits Business School and the Southern Africa Trust last month announced the establishment of an academic chair in African Philanthropy at the university. The initiative creates a research, academic and teaching focus around philanthropy and its role within African societies, but it also brings the continent’s experience and resources more firmly into its own development agenda. African […]

If we want water for everyone, we’re going to have to pay for it

If we want water for everyone, we’re going to have to pay for it

More than 800 children die each day from diarrhoea. About 663 million people still use water contaminated by human waste and other pollutants. And roughly 2.4 billion people still lack access to a basic toilet. Open defecation presents a major, avoidable public health hazard. Women and girls living in communities that lack basic facilities live […]

How Billionaires Use Non-Profits to Bypass Governments and Force Their Agendas on Humanity

How Billionaires Use Non-Profits to Bypass Governments and Force Their Agendas on Humanity

As wealth becomes concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the billionaire class is increasingly turning to foundations and non-profits to enact the change they would like to see in the world. Amid the rise of philanthrocapitalism, growing numbers of critics are raising serious questions about whether this outsized influence is doing more harm than good. […]

Food Aid to Run Out in Ethiopia Unless Donors Step in, Says Charity

Food Aid to Run Out in Ethiopia Unless Donors Step in, Says Charity

“The international community has just three weeks to provide $245 million in emergency food aid to help prevent a potentially catastrophic escalation in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases…” it said in a statement. “If these emergency funds do not arrive in time, there is no question that there will be a critical fracture in the […]

Senegal: About 200 Billion CFA F Received from the Kuwait Fund Since the 1970s.

Senegal: About 200 Billion CFA F Received from the Kuwait Fund Since the 1970s.

Senegal is the first recipient of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in West Africa. From the 1970s to the present day, Kuwait grant to Senegal is estimated at about 200 Billion CFA F. A critical source of funding that has been used for the funding of projects in the agricultural, livestock, infrastructure, […]

UN Secretary General Must Raise the Alarm on Ethiopia’s Worst Drought in 50 years

UN Secretary General Must Raise the Alarm on Ethiopia’s Worst Drought in 50 years

Save the Children is calling on the United Nations to urgently raise the global alarm on Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years as global leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, prepare to arrive in the nation’s capital for the 26th African Union Summit starting on January 25th. The call comes as new figures reveal […]

Bird Flu – FG Begins Sensitization of FCT Poultry Farmers, Sellers

Bird Flu – FG Begins Sensitization of FCT Poultry Farmers, Sellers

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with Animal Health Department of the FCT Agriculture Secretariat, has commenced a strategic sensitization of poultry farmers and sellers meetings in the FCT Area Councils to educate them on bio-security measures for the containment and control of Bird flu. This is consequent upon the recent […]

Philanthropists shouldn’t shape our national agenda

Philanthropists shouldn’t shape our national agenda

Mr William Henry Gates III (better known as Bill Gates), the American tycoon, has struck again. On January 22, he informed the Wall Street Journal that Kenya had legalised the cultivation of genetically engineered maize. Armed with an amount of money he cannot spend in more than 56,000 lifetimes at the cost of his current […]