Media Centre

Latest Press Releases

African Icons Come Together to Demand Action on Ebola

The ONE Campaign has brought together fourteen African artists to pressure African leaders do more – and quickly – to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and take action to strengthen national health systems to prevent and contain future outbreaks.

Three African change makers in running for $100,000 ONE Africa Award

The ONE Campaign on Monday, November 24, unveiled the three finalists in the running for the prestigious $100,000 ONE Africa Award, 2014. The finalists were unveiled at a glittering during the CIVICUS Innovation Awards Ceremony at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa.

ONE applauds AU Malabo Declaration’s re-commitment to agriculture transformation applauded African Union leaders today for solidifying their commitment to transforming Africa’s agriculture sector by improving upon the 2003 Maputo Declaration, under which they committed to spending at least 10% of their national budgets on agriculture.

Half a million Nigerians join fellow African citizens to call on African leaders to keep their promise and invest in Agriculture

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Over half a million Nigerians have signed an ongoing petition calling on African leaders to invest more in agriculture and help transform the sector in a manner that will benefit small holder farmers and women directly. The petition was today presented by’s Executive Director for Africa, Dr. Sipho S. Moyo to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania and Prime Minister Moussa Mara of Mali, during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria.

Africa’s Biggest Music Stars & Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ to Revolutionize Agriculture today launched one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’, in support of a new campaign to boost investments in agriculture: ‘Do Agric, It Pays’. Nineteen of the top recording artists from across Africa, including D’Banj and Femi Kuti from Nigeria, DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa, Cote d’Ivoire’s Tiken Jah Fakoly, Kenya’s Juliani, and South Africa’s Judith Sephuma, have come together to help rebrand agriculture and tell African youth that their future lies literally beneath their feet—and in their hands.

Gender Gap Holds Back Africa’s Women Farmers: New report Identifies policy interventions to narrow and eliminate gender inequality

Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign.

ONE Statement on Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill

At ONE, we are deeply concerned at the signing of the Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill recently, and at similar legislation passed earlier this year in Nigeria.

ONE and the Tony Elumelu Foundation Announce New Partnership to Fight Extreme Poverty through Public and Private Investments in Key Sectors

LAGOS, NIGERIA – As part of the campaign for inclusive economic growth in Africa, ONE and The Tony Elumelu Foundation announced a strategic partnership today to push political leaders…

ONE Joins D’banj and African Partners to Launch ‘Do Agric’ at AU Summit

The ONE Campaign today released a new report and launched Do Agric, It Pays, a campaign calling for African governments to commit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, through transparent and accountable budgets.

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…

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…

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…