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DO AGRIC campaign launches at the AU Summit with D’banj, Yaya Toure and Juliani

DO AGRIC campaign launches at the AU Summit with D’banj, Yaya Toure and Juliani

Last week, we launched our pan-African campaign DO AGRIC at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. We were joined by D’banj, the African Union Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy H.E Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture from Mali, Benin and Niger, farmer organisations and several partners. I was particularly inspired…

Farming in Africa: time to debunk some myths

Farming in Africa: time to debunk some myths

Our guest blogger today is Mercy Karanja, Senior Program Officer and Senior Regional Advisor to East Africa for Agricultural Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She grew up on a farm in Kenya, and along with her nine siblings, was able to go to school thanks to her parents farming activities. This post…

UWAZI KWA AFRICA! The Open Government Partnership takes root in Africa

Is the Open Government Partnership (OGP) taking root in Africa? How can we build on initial successes and meet national commitments to open governance? These were the questions dominating discussion at the OGP regional planning meeting in the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya, where over 100 government and civil society representatives from 16 countries gathered…

African solutions to African challenges

This post is by ONE Chief Executive Officer Michael Elliott and was originally published on the Skoll World Forum website.  In 2008, ONE launched its first call for applications for the newly created ONE Africa Award.  The award was the brain child of ONE’s good friend and now board member, Howard G. Buffett, who charged us…

Kenya Decides: What Next for President – Elect, Uhuru Kenyatta?

The real winners of the Kenyan election to me are first and foremost, Kenyans. Kudos for maintaining peace and calm through out the electioneering and election period against all odds and predictions. Now more than ever, as the world continues to watch, Kenya needs to uphold the virtues espoused in their national anthem: Peace. Love.…

4 African programs that are lifting HIV-positive people out of poverty

For this World AIDS Day, ONE agriculture expert Kelly Hauser highlights four stellar agriculture programs that are working to improve the incomes and nutrition of people living with HIV and their families. I’m no HIV/AIDS expert, but I know that it’s incredibly hard for people living with HIV and their families to rise out of…

A little swagger, a lot of heart: ONE Ambassador Prezzo

Meet Prezzo, a rapper from Kenya with a big heart, great style and a positive attitude. He just won second place on the latest season of Big Brother Africa, earning him a gig as a ONE Ambassador, tickets to a Jay Z concert in New York City, and a trip to ONE’s Washington DC office.…

Nameless: Use the opportunity to say no to hunger and yes to food security

Kenyan Music legend David Mathenge, AKA Nameless, popped into the Big Brother Africa house via video this morning to remind the house mates to keep staying hungry for change. Watch his message here: [youtube width="525" height="310"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncdVnk_s2zo His song “Ninanoki” broke Kenyan chart records by staying at number one for 110 days, and he was named…