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  • Bono on Nelson Mandela’s legacy

    It was as if he was born to teach the age a lesson in humility, in humour and above all else in patience. In the end, Nelson Mandela showed us how to love rather than hate, not because he had never surrendered to rage or violence, but because he learnt that love would do a…

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  • ONE Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 5, 2013)–ONE President and CEO Michael Elliott released the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela: “Nelson Mandela’s unwavering courage, forgiveness and hope touched and inspired people all around the world. He showed that we can make change happen and that the dream of a fair society is possible. In an…

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  • Sixteen African Countries Reach the ‘Beginning of the End of AIDS’

    New ONE report shows mixed progress in the AIDS fight on the continent JOHANNESBURG (November 26, 2013) – Sixteen African countries in sub-Saharan Africa have already reached the ‘beginning of the end of AIDS,’ defined as a time when the total number of new HIV infections is lower than the number of patients newly receiving…

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  • ONE Statement on Meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

    Bono, Mo Ibrahim and ONE (represented by CEO Michael Elliott, co-founder Jamie Drummond, Africa Director Dr. Sipho S. Moyo and Board Chair Tom Freston) met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Saturday 9 November in Addis Ababa to discuss Ethiopia’s agricultural policies and the opportunities of the upcoming African Union Year of Agriculture; Ethiopia’s priorities…

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  • Announcing the ONE Africa Award winner

    Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania has been named winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award.

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  • Finalists for ONE Africa $100 000 USD Prize announced

    Throughout Africa, there is amazing progress led by civil society focused on ending extreme poverty and preventable disease The ONE Campaign today announced the six finalists of its 2013 ONE Africa Award. With a $100,000 USD annual prize, the ONE Africa Award celebrates the innovations and progress made by African civil society organisations towards achievement…

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  • “You Choose” Report Released: African Citizens Want Governments to Prioritise Jobs, Education and Transparency

    ONE Connects 200,000 African Voices with UN Panel and Influences the Post-2015 Development Agenda  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A new report published by the ONE Campaign, today, shows that African citizens want development programmes that will create more jobs, quality education as well as transparent and responsive governments. The report outlines the findings of ONE’s You…

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  • Big Brother Africa’s Melvin Oduah Wins ONE’s African Union Video Chase

    Nigerian Big Brother Housemate Wins with 51% of the Votes JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – As the world commemorates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the ONE Campaign, today, announced that Melvin Oduah from Nigeria has won the African Union (AU) video competition that housemates of Big Brother Africa: The Chase participated in during…

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  • You Choose Results: Malawians Want an Honest and Responsive Government

    ONE connects thousands of ordinary Malawians with UN team working on the Post-2015 Development Agenda LILONGWE, Malawi – The ONE Campaign’s survey of nearly 30,000 people from a cross-section of society in Malawi has found that the top priority among young people is the need for better job opportunities. Malawians under 30 also believe an honest…

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  • Bono and ONE/(RED) delegation of business and political leaders meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs to discuss technology and transparency

    Bono, lead singer of U2 and co-founder of The ONE Campaign and (RED), met today with Ghanaian entrepreneurs to hear how technology is transforming Ghana and to discuss the ways in which digital innovation can spur economic development and increase transparency in health, agriculture and government services.

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