Horn of Africa

Nigeria: Famine – Millions of Africans Still At Risk

This article originally appeared on the All Africa website Africa Director, ONE.org, Dr. Sipho Moyo, has said that even though there is no longer famine in South Somalia, millions of people in Africa were still at risk. Reacting to the United Nations (UN) announcement that “Famine outcomes no longer existed in Southern ......

Hugh Masekela joins our Hungry No More campaign

As our Hungry No More campaign continues, famed musician and trumpeter Hugh Masekela joins us in calling on African leaders to focus investments in their agricultural sectors, which will contribute to growing their economies and reducing extreme poverty. Hugh Masekela Hugh’s support couldn’t come at a better time as the A......

The Last Famine

As we launch our Hungry No More campaign we are privileged to publish the following guest post from Festus Gontebanye Mogae, the former President of Botswana and Ibrahim Prize Laureate. When I served as Botswana’s President I made it a priority to address poverty in my country and during my time in office, and in…...

Hungry No More in Africa

Beyond being a season for being merry, this is also traditionally a season for giving. As we wind down the year, we at ONE in Africa are asking you to give a thought to the 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa, who still face extreme hunger.  If this thought leaves you unsettled, you’re…...

The Beginning of the End of AIDS

Is it possible that the success Africa has had, in managing and treating HIV/AIDS, reduced the sting of the HIV pandemic on the continent? The fact is, according to UNAIDS’ latest report, there are more people living with HIV today than there were 10 years ago. Approximately 34 million people live with HIV today, up…...

Let’s make this the last famine

While you don’t hear or see it in the news anymore, people are still dying in the Horn of Africa from a catastrophic famine. It’s a moral imperative to save these lives and encourage governments and donors to fulfill their pledges to Africa, both the emergency aid promised now for the famine, and the longer&hellip......

African Artists Say NO to Hunger

For the first time in our lifetime, a wide range of African artists and global celebrities with a passion for Africa, have united in a call for action to break the recurring incidence of famine and extreme hunger in the Horn of Africa. In an open letter addressed to African and world leaders, 58 artists…...

Maputo Declaration on Agriculture holds Key to ending Famine in Africa

As I write, the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa continues to worsen. Figures from the UN’s Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) show that the number of people affected by food shortages in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti has escalated from 10 million to 12.4 million. About 2.3 million of......

KENYANS4KENYA: A Fresh Threshold in Human Giving

By  Washington Akumu When Bob Collymore, CEO of integrated telecoms operator Safaricom;  his counterpart from financial services boutique Kenya Commercial Bank Group, Dr Martin Oduor-Otieno;  a number of peers from the Media Owners Association  and the local branch of relief agency Red Cross launched the Kenyans for Kenya......

Bono and K’naan on CNN

ONE cofounder Bono and Somali-born singer and poet K’naan interviewed with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this week on the growing crisis in Somalia and urged the world to put a higher priority on responding to what has become a humanitarian catastrophe. Anderson and Sanjay Gupta have been reporting from Dadaab and Mogadishu this ......

Fight the famine — feed the future

Joint blog by Jamie Drummond and Marieme Jamme: ONE and Africa Gathering today co-hosted a meeting at ONE’s London offices to share information and discuss both short and long term solutions to the current crisis in the Horn of Africa. Discussion focused on how to ensure there is a platform for African voices to be&hell......