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How countries in Africa celebrate Christmas

How countries in Africa celebrate Christmas

This is an updated version of an article posted on December 11, 2011.  Now that the holidays are in full swing, we thought we’d take a look at how different countries in Africa celebrate Christmas. Christianity has been on the continent since the middle of the first century, and approximately 350 million Africans are C......
How Africa celebrates Christmas

How Africa celebrates Christmas

Now that the holidays are in full swing, we thought we’d take a look at how different countries in Africa celebrate Christmas. Christianity has been on the continent since the middle of the 1st century, and approximately 350 million Africans are Christian — so, they’ve had a lot of time to develop their own ......
ONE Act a Week: Reflect on your anti-poverty actions for the holidays

ONE Act a Week: Reflect on your anti-poverty actions for the holidays

Action: 23. Time: 15 minutes. Level of difficulty: Moderate. While the holiday season is about exchanging gifts, eating pie and spending time with friends and family, it’s also the perfect time for us to think about what we are thankful for and what we can do to help those who are less fortunate. With this…...
Statement on AIDS from Rick Santorum

Statement on AIDS from Rick Santorum

In case you missed it, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum issued a quick statement on World AIDS Day last Thursday. Celebrating the success of PEPFAR and funding that has – and will continue to – save millions of lives in Africa, it is great to see his support for the fight against HIV and his…...
A-List: The Sinikithemba Choir, an HIV-positive gospel group

A-List: The Sinikithemba Choir, an HIV-positive gospel group

Do you need a soundtrack to inspire you to fight against AIDS? Look no further than the Sinikithemba Choir, a South African musical group whose members, in addition to their passion and talent, have one thing in common: they are all HIV-positive. Based in Durban, South Africa, the choir draws inspiration for their unique voic......
Bono: ‘A decade of progress on AIDS’

Bono: ‘A decade of progress on AIDS’

As part of his efforts to raise awareness this World AIDS Day and to draw global attention to the fight for the beginning of the end of HIV and AIDS, Bono wrote a fantastic op-ed article for the New York Times this morning....
A-List: Makemende, Kenya’s version of the ‘Old Spice’ man

A-List: Makemende, Kenya’s version of the ‘Old Spice’ man

Meet Makemende. He’s a fictional superhero character from Kenya afropop group Just A Band’s viral music video, “Ha-he.” In the video, the first to become “viral” in Kenya, he sends robbers fleeing, fights off masked kidnappers and rescues his heroine — all with a sense of cool and sty......
Three great videos to watch for World Toilet Day

Three great videos to watch for World Toilet Day

One of the most basic amenities that we take for granted here in the US today, it is difficult to even imagine what life would be like without the toilet. But for much of the developing world, there is no need to imagine, as life without adequate sanitation is both a common and dangerous reality.…...
ONE Photo for Foreign Aid

ONE Photo for Foreign Aid

When the ONE intern team went to Capitol Hill a couple of weeks ago to deliver your signatures from our petitions to the Senate, I know that we were all struck by the power that your names can have on decisions made by Congress. With this in mind -– and with foreign aid currently at…...
Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week around the world

Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week around the world

Global Entrepreneurship Week, the largest celebration of innovative start-ups and new economic growth, kicked off yesterday. Founded in 2008 by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and a group of other world leaders and private enterprises, the week-long event has quickly grown to include an impressive 118 participating coun......
A-List: Using public art for social good in South Africa

A-List: Using public art for social good in South Africa

Travel to South Africa, and I’m sure that, like I was when I visited last year, you will be blown away by the creativity and color of the street art that decorates much of the country. From the hand-drawn murals that adorn school walls to positive messages painted onto bridges, office blocks and even government…...
Sent: Your education messages to USAID

Sent: Your education messages to USAID

For last week’s ONE Act a Week, we asked you to write a personal note to USAID Administrator Raj Shah and call for a US pledge of $375 million for the Global Partnership for Education at Tuesday’s replenishment in Copenhagen. In just three days, we received 130 awesome messages from our ONE members. We sent…...
World Pneumonia Day: Best of the web

World Pneumonia Day: Best of the web

With World Pneumonia Day coming up on November 12, there are so many things you can do to help spread awareness using social media. Here are some of our favorite tools, videos and resources on the deadly disease that we found around the web. Certainly the funniest vaccine video I’ve ever seen…via GAVI: An animated…...
Safepoint fights to make every vaccination safe

Safepoint fights to make every vaccination safe

A visit to the doctor for a shot here in the US may not be the most pleasant moment of your week, but if you think about it, we’re all pretty lucky to have the opportunity to have those injections in the first place -– and with no need to fear that they may not…...
ONE delivers your agriculture and budget petitions to the Senate

ONE delivers your agriculture and budget petitions to the Senate

Yesterday was an exciting afternoon for the ONE intern team, thanks to a trip to Capitol Hill. Making visits to senators from all 50 states, we delivered the names of the thousands of ONE members who have signed our agriculture and budget petitions nationwide along with hundreds of hand-written letters from passionate foreign......
ONE Vote 2012 urges presidential candidates to keep poverty on the agenda

ONE Vote 2012 urges presidential candidates to keep poverty on the agenda

This week, ONE is pleased to announce the launch of ONE Vote 2012, our campaign to engage directly with presidential candidates, their staff and voters in key primary states about the importance of maintaining American leadership in the battle to alleviate extreme poverty and preventable disease. Joining the ONE Vote team as ......