Meet ONE Africa Award 2014 finalists: BudgIT

Meet ONE Africa Award 2014 finalists: BudgIT

Welcome to the second part of our “getting to know you” blog for the ONE Africa Award finalists.  In this post we speak to BudgIT, an NGO specialising in financial transparency.  BudgIT Why was your organisation started? The organisation started in 2011 as a civic organisation using creative means to make the bu......
Meet ONE Africa Award 2014 finalists: Friends Africa

Meet ONE Africa Award 2014 finalists: Friends Africa

Friends Africa has a vision to create an African continent free of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We realised that there were little or no strong indigenous voices advocating for these issues in Africa at that time, and Friends Africa wanted to become that credible voice for change.
VIDEO: African stars unite for Ebola campaign

VIDEO: African stars unite for Ebola campaign

Today we're excited to reveal a new video featuring 14 African artists and one big question about: What are we waiting for? We are calling on African leaders to do more to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - and to do it faster.
Announcing the 2014 ONE Africa Award!

Announcing the 2014 ONE Africa Award!

Once again it is that time of the year when we at ONE Africa celebrate the many Africa led efforts towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). This year’s ONE Award is especially significant as it comes at a time when the world is taking stock of the progress towards reaching these very important ...
Ebola: support the humanitarian response

Ebola: support the humanitarian response

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst ever recorded. Over 1,100 people have died and the World Health Organisation has declared it a global health emergency. The hardest hit countries are Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have some of the weakest health systems in the world.  There are not enough trained doc......
“Young people must drive the Africa agri-revolution”

“Young people must drive the Africa agri-revolution”

Over the past six months of the campaign, I have seen with my own eyes how enthusiastic and driven young people in the continent are about agriculture and food security. I have witnessed the incredible energy of the Youth Programme For Agriculture and Entrepreneurship development (YPAED) in Nigeria, the technical astuteness o...