Thrive

Celebrating 50 years of African unity

As many of you will know, May 25 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union and its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity. It is now known as Africa Freedom Day. It was a seminal moment 50 years ago when heads of state from 32 African countries—most of them being newly…...

Why we need to invest in women farmers in Africa

“Because this continent is not only going to feed itself, we have to feed the world” As today is World Food Day, it is an appropriate time to recognise and appreciate the importance of Africa’s principals food producers; women farmers. Roughly 70% of small holder farmers in Africa are women, and therefore it is unsurpri......

Thrive Campaign Continues in Africa

As many of our readers know, last month ONE delivered its Thrive petition signed by almost 35,000 African citizens to the African Union Chair President Yayi Boni of Benin. President Boni and Benin’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Nassirou Bako Arifari promised to take our petition to the full African Union in order to pr......

Big Brother Africa, Week ONE

Last week ONE partnered up with the Pan-African reality TV phenomenon Big Brother Africa for an exciting week. As with previous Big Brother Africa seasons, the producers of the show sought out an issue, coupled with an organisation to dedicate a “task week” to, and this year it was ONE’s Thrive campaign. Tuesday To make......

2Face visits Kliptown in Soweto

When Nigerian musical sensation, 2Face Idibia arrived in Johannesburg, the Big Brother Africa House wasn’t his only stop. Along with the ONE Africa team, he went into the heart of Soweto, South Africa’s largest township, to visit the Kliptown Youth Centre. Founded in 2007, the Kliptown Youth Centre’s works to help child......

Hungry for change in the Big Brother Africa house

This week, ONE has been a recognizable presence within the Big Brother Africa house. In weeks past, we have been in the backyard, in the THRIVE garden where the housemates harvested vegetables and produced compost. But that all changed early on Tuesday morning when the contestants were told to fast an entire day, save for&hel......

Express composting

Stephan Meyer, ONE’s expert gardener who is responsible for setting up the box garden in the Big Brother Africa house, continues his series of gardening tips. In the previous post “Organic Box Gardening” we discussed organic gardening and what it actually means. We mentioned that an important step in successful organic ......

Making our mark at the African Union summit

Guest blog post from sporting legend Haile Gebrselassie. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with ONE at the African Union Summit here in Addis Ababa. I was both honoured and humbled to be asked to join them in delivering your petition signed by almost 35,000 African citizens to the African Union Chair…...

Sahel: Time for action

Guest blog post from singer and ONE member Tiken Jah Fakoly. As I write these lines, over 18 million people in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa are facing a desperate shortage of food. Yet we know how to break the vicious cycle of food crises. Nevertheless, this cycle continues to persist. Last…...

Let’s go the distance on hunger

As the African Union prepares to meet this week in Addis Ababa, we are excited to feature a renowned Ethiopian voice in support of ONE’s Thrive campaign. Haile Gebrselassie, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who has held at least 27 world records in various long-distance runs, urges people to take action in support of ag......

Organic Box Gardening

In the second of our series, Stephan Meyer, ONE’s expert gardener who is responsible for setting up the Box Garden in the Big Brother Africa house, explains how we can grow and thrive organically. As the green revolution is fast spreading, and people are becoming more conscious of sustainable living and development, you too......

ONE’s first African radio campaign

The time is now, it’s time to Thrive. African Jazz legend Hugh Masekela, and BET Best International Africa nominee, Lira, have lent their voices to ONE’s Thrive campaign to raise awareness of the importance of investing in agriculture and nutrition. These two jazz maestros each recorded a radio announcement in support......

Thrive! As Big Brother Africa partners with ONE

Since launch popular reality TV series BIG BROTHER AFRICA has constantly sought to highlight important and relevant social causes as its way of contributing to the development of Africa and Africans. Watch the video to find out more: [youtube width=”500″ height=”300″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7a3......