Africa

VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

I always wanted to do disaster relief work. The crisis started to take off. It was in the news a lot. People were talking about it. So I went online. I saw a position for an Ebola response nurse. To me it was just the right time. I was speaking with my husband and I was saying I can’t not do this. They need people.
Can the world stay on track with Millennium Development Goals?

Can the world stay on track with Millennium Development Goals?

Can the world take the vital next steps towards ending global poverty? Or will we let progress slip away? That’s the challenge that the United Nations outlined recently, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world.
VIDEO: Ugandan rapper Burney MC’s unexpected protest song

VIDEO: Ugandan rapper Burney MC’s unexpected protest song

Our guest blogger today is Serginho Roosblad from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Their My Song series is a weekly multimedia show that tells the personal story behind Africa’s most inspiring songs.  In April 2011, when Ugandans began ditching their cars and public transport to protest disputed elections and rising food an......
3 Facts that reveal Africa’s huge agriculture potential

3 Facts that reveal Africa’s huge agriculture potential

African smallholder farmers are the people that feed Africa - but struggle to feed themselves. How is this possible? We’ve put the top three findings into share graphics to help visually break down this phenomenon and make it easy for you to learn the facts and share them on social media.

How African governments can improve land rights

Last month, the advocacy group Global Witness uncovered an alarming story of ordinary citizens who were allegedly assaulted and arrested in Liberia by police, during a protest of land expansion by a UK-based company producing palm oil. While the company denies any wrongdoing, the land in question is communally owned, and this......

Go well Madiba, your spirit lives on

The Iroko Tree has fallen… an icon of gigantic proportion, and I’m finding it hard to explain the mix of emotions stirring in me. I mourn President Mandela’s passing because his mere presence elicited a strong sense of forgiveness and cohesion in South Africa and beyond. I ponder how, as human beings privileged enou......
More than just a bar on a chart in New York: Why the MDGs matter

More than just a bar on a chart in New York: Why the MDGs matter

Yesterday I wrote up on my office wall nine big moments for ONE in this period. The first is today, with the launch of our 2013 DATA Report. The report shows that while aid and investment from wealthier countries is critically important, perhaps its greatest value is in leveraging and supporting resources closer to home – t...
ONE’s new report: A Growing Opportunity

ONE’s new report: A Growing Opportunity

In a report launched today – a valuable yardstick called, A Growing Opportunity: Measuring Investments in African Agriculture – ONE reviews the past decade and finds some notable successes in terms of mustering money and political commitment, and the impact of agricultural development.