Malaka Gharib

Malaka Gharib
Malaka Gharib is the editor of ONE's US Stories page and ONE's social media manager. Before ONE, she was an interview producer at Al Jazeera English and a digital strategist at Virilion. She has a degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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VIDEO: Behind the scenes with ONE’s Do Agric artists

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with ONE’s Do Agric artists

ONE brought over a group of top African artists to perform at the US Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. These musicians – D’banj, Omawumi Megbele, Fally Ipupa, Judith Sephuma, Wax Dey, Victoria Kimani, A.Y., Femi Kuti and Buffalo Souljah – were part of ONE’s Cocoa Na Chocolate vi......
In Tweets: World leaders commit to African energy

In Tweets: World leaders commit to African energy

It’s exciting to hear how everyone at the US Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., is telling the same story about energy and Africa. Take a look at some of the tweets from events today. Biggest announcements of the day: GE to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018 on facility development, skills training, & sus......
How the global health community is responding to Ebola

How the global health community is responding to Ebola

UPDATED 4:10 PM July 31 The spreading Ebola virus is making international headlines this week, months after the latest outbreak first began earlier this year. Ebola—a hemorrhagic fever spread primarily through blood and other bodily fluids—is scary and deadly, with no known vaccine or cure and a fatality rate of 60-90%. T......
3 Normal situations that become scary without power

3 Normal situations that become scary without power

Giving birth, studying and cooking: these are three totally normal situations that take place everywhere around the world each day. But without electricity, doing any of these things can be frustrating, scary, and in some cases, life threatening. That’s the reality for 7 in 10 people in Africa who live without power ev......
An open letter to everyone who signed ONE’s vaccines petition

An open letter to everyone who signed ONE’s vaccines petition

Dear ONE members: Wow, what an exhilarating past few weeks it has been! Yes, I’m talking about the World Cup. But I’m also talking about our global child vaccines petition, which 58,229 of you, from Australia to Trinidad and Tobago, signed with love, concern and compassion. Thanks to you, we are CLOSER to our u......
ONE hosts event as African leaders meet

ONE hosts event as African leaders meet

On August 4-6, dozens of African heads-of-state are coming to Washington, DC to meet President Obama and US officials as part of the first US-African Leaders Summit. When US and African leaders meet, it will be against a backdrop of a continent transforming at breakneck speed. Six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies......
Andrew Zimmern: The most revolting thing I’ve found

Andrew Zimmern: The most revolting thing I’ve found

Chef, foodie and activist Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, is standing with ONE to take action against energy poverty in Africa. In a USA Today op-ed, he reflects on the relationship between poverty and lack of electricity, which he has witnessed firsthand during his culinary adventures: “Millions of people hav......
Google+ Hangout: Why investing in African agriculture pays

Google+ Hangout: Why investing in African agriculture pays

African superstar D’banj with a farmer in Ethiopia. He’s helping to raise awareness in Africa that agriculture pays!  Did you know that growth in agriculture is 11 times more effective at alleviating poverty in sub-Saharan Africa than growth in other sectors? Join ONE, the Caterpillar Foundation, award-winning ......
Watch: World Cup + Global Health +SocialGood

Watch: World Cup + Global Health +SocialGood

As the world gathers in Brazil for the World Cup, our friends at the +SocialGood are exploring how global issues, sports, and social good intersect in a country that is fast emerging as one of the social media capitals of the world. Let’s use the #WorldCup to work towards the biggest #WorldGoals.  Tune into this Google......
Africa Day: Celebrate the incredible work of our ONE members in Africa

Africa Day: Celebrate the incredible work of our ONE members in Africa

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but over the past year, ONE’s membership has grown by a whopping 1 million ONE members – nearly one-quarter of our global membership. Most of those new members are from a region very close to our hearts: sub-Saharan Africa. Our team in Johannesburg has been hard at wor......
Urgent Twitter action: Tell your to rep to vote YES on Electrify Africa!

Urgent Twitter action: Tell your to rep to vote YES on Electrify Africa!

Tomorrow’s the big day! The House will officially vote on the Electrify Africa Act tomorrow afternoon. That means we’ve only got a few hours left to make our voices heard and get this bill passed. Tweet your representative and urge him/her to VOTE YES tomorrow. Let’s help Africa bring electricity to 50 mill......
How to show your support for the 234 girls kidnapped in Nigeria

How to show your support for the 234 girls kidnapped in Nigeria

Written in conjunction with Anupama Dathan.  On April 14, nearly 234 school girls, aged 12 to 17, were kidnapped from their school in northeastern Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram.  It’s unclear where the girls now are: some reports say they were taken to Chad and Cameroon and sold as brides, but there’s li......
Innovation and Results: An interview with MCC’s Daniel Yohannes

Innovation and Results: An interview with MCC’s Daniel Yohannes

Mr. Yohannes' vision of success is just straight-up good business practice: to get the most global poverty-fighting bang for our US taxpayer buck. The proof is in the results and the number of lives transformed: 2,677 miles of electricity lines completed, 247,683 farmers trained, 715 schools built or rehabilitated.
3 Ways to support Water.org on Water Day

3 Ways to support Water.org on Water Day

Saturday, March 22, marks World Water Day, a day to raise awareness and take action for the 780 million people who still live without access to clean water. Make a big splash with our friends at Water.org by doing these three things – and get your friends and family talking about this important issue: 1. Follow…...
Winners of the 2014 Honesty Oscars

Winners of the 2014 Honesty Oscars

When we met Blair Glencorse, executive director at Accountability Lab, we knew we had to collaborate. Like ONE, he and his organization think outside the box when it comes to fighting corruption – them with their Hip Co Festival and Accountability Film School, and us with our Stash the Cash spoof website. We didn’......