Who doesn’t love a free festival? Who doesn’t love great music and food? No-one, right? Well, the Africa Oye festival on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June was the place to be. It's the UK’s biggest festival celebrating African culture hosted in Sefton Park, Liverpool. I attended the festival with my campaigns colleague...
Obstetric Fistula is a severe medical condition affecting over a million women in developing countries, many of which are in Africa. The condition, caused by prolonged or failed childbirth, creates a constant leaking of urine, faeces, and blood as a result of a hole that forms between the vagina and bladder or rectum. It disp...
“As part of a broad effort involving our partner countries, and international actors, and as a significant contribution to the Post 2015 Development Agenda, we aim to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.”
When the G7 leaders released their annual communique from the summit in Germany, many were quick to ask: what does this mean for us? Was the glass half full or half empty? On first glance at the communique’s section on global health, the answer could easily be half—or even more than half—full. Zooming out from the&he......
Munich. A beautiful German city on the banks of River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps, home to international sports events, exhibitions, Oktoberfest, and come this evening, 250 Youth Ambassadors from 11 countries. So, not your average Thursday.
On the 26th of May EU Development Ministers will be meeting in Brussels to make some crucial decisions for the future of development aid. They will have to agree on what will be the European Union’s position in upcoming international negotiations on how to finance it going forward.
On January 15th 2015, I joined a group of 15 year olds from all over France in Paris to share our own worldview with some French decision makers. It is essential to make sure the new development goals are relevant and ambitious: this is ONE’s mission. And as young people, we have something to say about it!
One of the most-followed events in Africa, the 2015 Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament, has kicked off. Eight teams are in action over the weekend and I’ll be watching to see who makes it through these first few matches.
I’d just asked the kids clustered in the classroom, “Which of you is about 14 years old, or born around the year 2000”. A swarm of hands shot up, and we picked out 15 teens that will be 15 in 2015. What would they say the priorities of their families and communities were?
Calling all civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations based in Africa - cam you demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy towards achieving the MDGs? If so, apply for the ONE Africa Award!