Maputo Declaration

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…

ONE’s first petition in Africa delivered to President Kikwete in Tanzania

“Farming is the future.  Famines should be consigned to history.” A group of smallholder farmers and ordinary African citizens marched to the State House in Tanzania today, to deliver a petition signed by more than 16,000 African ONE members.  This was the first time Tanzanian President Kikwete had received a continent wide petition, and the…

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 African Union Summit begins this…

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…