Jenna Carter

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Damon Albarn teams up with Oxfam for African pop album

Damon Albarn teams up with Oxfam for African pop album

So, how do you pull together a full-length album featuring a team of 11 producers and 50 local performers that highlights the diversity of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s music scene while relating to listeners around the world? Well, if you’re Damon Albarn, the former front man of hit British band Blur and the masterm......
CURE’s mission to treat Uganda’s miracle babies

CURE’s mission to treat Uganda’s miracle babies

More common than deafness or Down’s syndrome, hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” is a completely treatable condition diagnosed in 400,000 babies worldwide each year, including 250,000 in sub-Saharan Africa. Usually caused by complications from an infection at birth or in infancy, babies provided with proper medical......
Vice President Joe Biden gives ONE a shoutout in Horn of Africa speech

Vice President Joe Biden gives ONE a shoutout in Horn of Africa speech

We are thrilled that Vice President Joe Biden mentioned our famine PSA, “The F Word,” and our declaration that “famine is the real obscenity” in his remarks honoring Bill Gates and Howard Buffett at the World Food Program USA Leadership Award Ceremony this week. Read what he said here, or watch the video below......
Adding Agrisol to the list of land grabbers in Africa

Adding Agrisol to the list of land grabbers in Africa

Thanks to the comprehensive property rights that we enjoy in the US today, our homes and livelihoods are protected from being seized by large corporations. Unfortunately, throughout much of Africa, this threat is a daily reality. Although laws designed to protect individuals’ and communities’ land rights exist, government......
Answers to last week’s famine quiz

Answers to last week’s famine quiz

For last week’s ONE Act, we gave our readers the chance to win an autographed copy of Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman’s “Enough: Why the World’s Poorest People Starve in an Age of Plenty” by testing their knowledge of the crisis in the Horn of Africa and our new petition. We are overwhelmed by the…...
Encouraging youth to feed the future

Encouraging youth to feed the future

With numbers of young people between 15 and 25 currently at record-breaking highs –- accounting for 20 percent of the global population with even higher numbers throughout much of the developing world –- one thing is certain: what this generation chooses to say or do is going to have a major impact. A young worker…...
Forbes celebrates Africa’s biggest names — and you can, too!

Forbes celebrates Africa’s biggest names — and you can, too!

We’re always excited when the international community recognizes African talent – so when we discovered that Forbes magazine has debuted a new list, “The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa,” we were thrilled. A celebration of some of the biggest names both on the continent and around the world, the list is a diver......
Tracking our aid: A new map for development transparency

Tracking our aid: A new map for development transparency

As shown by constantly improving infographics, social media updates and countless other innovative methods of reporting from the ground that have grown over the past few years, the nature of tracking development funding and foreign aid transparency is rapidly improving. We often see our money at work; however, though we have ......
A-List: Lake of Stars arts and music festival hits Malawi

A-List: Lake of Stars arts and music festival hits Malawi

If you’re lucky enough to be in Mangochi, Malawi, you’ve likely already heard all about Lake of Stars, the award-winning music and arts festival set to hit stages for its 7th consecutive year this weekend. Featuring more than 70 African and international acts, the festival expects to attract over 3,000 visitors, bringing ......
Thanks to the stars, and you…

Thanks to the stars, and you…

Last week, we asked you to encourage some of the star African artists who signed our open letter urging African leaders to work for real, effective alleviation of hunger and poverty to keep up their good work. We received some great feedback from our ONE members telling us which of their favorite celebrities they reached&hell......
New mobile tech aims to fill cracks in Kenya’s health care

New mobile tech aims to fill cracks in Kenya’s health care

There is no doubt that Kenya is all about being mobile. Between money transfer system MPesa and the interactive mapping tech company Ushahidi, among others, it seems that every social entrepreneur in the country is honing in on the vast potential that the portable web holds for development and entrepreneurship....
A-List: Batwing, a caped crusader for Africa

A-List: Batwing, a caped crusader for Africa

Batwing. Photo credit: DC Comics He may not be a household name yet, but Batwing, the Bat-Universe cast’s most recent addition and first-ever African character, may well be on his way to becoming one, following DC Comics’ launch of its new book last week. A super hero story complete with armor and bat insignia, there&hell......
Watch now: CGI’s session on disaster prevention

Watch now: CGI’s session on disaster prevention

Watch live streaming video from cgi_plenary at livestream.com In light of the Horn of Africa crisis, this week’s annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held a special session on emergency relief and disaster prevention, “From Response to Resilience: Effective Disaster Preparedness.” Without sophisticated inf......
Mapping Somalia’s growing food prices

Mapping Somalia’s growing food prices

To track the continuing crisis in the Horn of Africa, Development Seed, a tech company focused in international development, has created a series of maps that reflect the past year’s spike in Somalia’s food prices. Using data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Informational and Early Warning System, ......
New Miss Universe hails from Angola, Africa

New Miss Universe hails from Angola, Africa

Please welcome Jenna Carter to the ONE Blog. She is the new media team’s new intern and we’re excited to have her on board. Congratulations to Angola’s Leila Lopes, this year’s newly crowned Miss Universe. The first African woman to win in 12 years, Lopes was selected over 88 other competitors from around the ......