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Africa Kicks Malaria: How football stars are outscoring malaria

Guest blog post from Malaria No More. Last summer the Confederation of African Football endorsed United Against Malaria partnership – of which Malaria No More is a key member – as a premier social cause of the most-followed events in Africa: the 2013 Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament. The most revered champions of Africa’s…

Ugandan politicians, communities sign pact against corruption

This blog is a cross post from Transparency International, the global coalition fighting against corruption. Read more about Transparency International here. What can we do to fight corruption? One of the most frequently asked question Transparency International got when we published the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 last week. The question is especially pertinent in Africa,…

Live blog: 2012 ONE Africa Award

Find out which of the five finalists will win the 2012 ONE Africa Award tomorrow at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EAT, right here on the ONE Africa Blog. I’ll be blogging live from the GAVI Partners Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where ONE is hosting the awards ceremony. To follow along, simply scroll through…

Inspiring change for a fairer, greener world: company film competition

The following is a guest blog from Surbhi Sarang, volunteer from tve, a charity that works with partners worldwide to make and distribute films which inspire change. I am excited to share that media charity tve is running its first competition for films made by companies about their sustainability initiatives – the closing date for…

Fighting Malaria, One RDT at A Time

Guest blog post by Jessie Seiler from Stomping Out Malaria in Africa World Malaria Day is today, April 25, which means that Christmas has come in the springtime for those of us working to fight this disease. From Atlanta to Maputo, D.C. to Dakar, New York City to Phnom Penh, we’re looking around at the…

What does Uganda think?

Last month we asked ONE members in Uganda to tell us what they thought organisations like ONE should work on that would have a direct impact on their lives. After all the attention the Kony 2012 campaign had put on Uganda, we wanted to see how Ugandans thought our advocacy work across the world could…

Women at the Forefront of AIDS Vaccine Research

Here’s a post from our friends at the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) in honor of International Women’s Day. KAVI is a collaborator of ONE’s partner the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). The first person in Kenya to speak publicly about her participation in an HIV vaccine trial, in 2001, was a woman. She was…

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…

Confederation of African Football Endorses United Against Malaria

David Kyne, campaign manager of United Against Malaria, explains how African football is taking a stand against malaria. ONE is a founding partner of United Against Malaria. During the final week of the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s premier football championship, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) committed its support to the fight…

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…

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 initiative earlier this month, loud yawns must…