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  • Ground breaking law on rape in Senegal applauded

    In response to the recent passing of Senegal’s amended law criminalising rape as a serious crime with a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life, ONE’s Francophone West Africa Director Ms. Oulie Keita said: “This is a groundbreaking and historical moment. The new law signals significant progress in the fight against sexual and…

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  • Nigerian songstress Cill wins Accountability Music Awards

    Lagos-based musician Chioma “Cill” Ogbonna has won the 2019 Accountability Music Awards, winning the most votes among the finalists who represent the best of socially-conscious music from across the African continent.

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  • ONE and Accountability Lab Partner with Trace Africa to Launch 2019 Accountability Music Awards

    As the world commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day today, The ONE Campaign and Accountability Lab are partnering with the continental pop giant, Trace Africa, to launch the 2019 Accountability Music Awards. The awards celebrate the African musicians using their voices to hold African governments accountable. For the next month, Africans can vote for their favourite song…

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  • Applications NOW open for the $100 000 ONE Africa Award

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Today applications for the ONE Africa Award has been are open. The call for applications will run from 21 November 2019 and close on 31 January 2020. Africa-led, Africa-driven organizations have the opportunity  to submit their applications for consideration for the Award. The Award honors outstanding contributions by African based organizations…

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  • Africans Demand Action from Governments to Transform Agriculture

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACCRA, Ghana – Ahead of the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) holding from Sept 3-6 in Accra, thousands of Africans have demanded strong action from African governments to transform the state of agriculture on the continent and harness the sector’s potential to not only end hunger in Africa but create jobs and…

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  • ONE calls on government to take action to eliminate Gender Based Violence and Xenophobia attacks

    In the past week, South Africa has experienced what can arguably be described as one of the country’s darkest moments since the end of the apartheid era. With recent incidents of gender-based violence, particularly that of Uyinene Mrtwetyana , a 19-year-old student who was sexually assaulted and killed while collecting her mail at the Post Office. At…

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  • ONE and AGRA Join Forces to Advocate For More Investments Towards Agriculture

    Accra, Ghana, 16 July 2019 – The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, (AGRA) has joined forces with the global campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE to mobilise multi-sectoral support for inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa. Agriculture is key to Africa’s future. The continent has most of the world’s arable land. Over half of the…

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  • ONE Welcomes AU Implementation Launch of AfCFTA

    NAIROBI, Kenya — ONE Campaign welcomes the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement in Niamey, Niger on 7th July 2019. By signing this agreement, African leaders are a step closer to realising the dream of the founding fathers of the Organization of the African Unity and we are moving towards the…

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  • Citizens call on government to criminalise sexual violence in Senegal

    Dakar, Senegal – With ongoing public outcry in Senegal which has been sparked by a series of tragic rapes and murders of young women, has led citizens from all walks of life appealing to the country’s government to set a law to criminalise rape.

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  • Africa’s richest man seeks law promoting gender equality

    JOHANNESBURG — ONE board member, business leader and philanthropist Alhaji Aliko Dangote has called for a law promoting gender equality in Nigeria

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