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African women leading the charge in philanthropy

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While there are a number of businessmen offering their wisdom and wealth to a variety of causes across Africa, there are increasing numbers of female philanthropists currently standing out and making a real difference across their continent. Dedicated to improving healthcare for those who have been marginalised by society, increasing awareness of certain issues facing their countries, and increasing the ...

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App promotes Mandela’s principles

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – An app has been developed to encourage citizens to make everyday a Mandela Day by helping those in need. “In support of this commemorative month and as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism, and a spirit of active citizenship, Brand South Africa, has also partnered with the GEM Project who have developed a Play ...

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Rwanda National Day

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John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Rwanda on the 53rd anniversary of your independence on July 1. On this day, we recognize Rwanda’s many achievements since its independence. Rwanda is widely recognized as a leader in advancing opportunities for girls and women, ...

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Health in the Sahel region: the AFD, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI are working together to increase vaccination rates in six Sahel countries

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Today, the Agence française de développement (AFD, French Development Agency), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation signed an innovative partnership worth €100 million at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in the presence of Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister of State for Development and Francophony, Annick Girardin. The partnership aims to increase vaccine ...

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UN awards first-ever Nelson Mandela Prize

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By – SAnew.gov.za Pretoria – The inaugural winners of the United Nations (UN) Nelson Mandela Prize are from Namibia and Portugal. Dr Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal were announced the winners by the President of the United Nations General Assembly Sam Kutesa on Monday. Established in June 2014, the prize recognises the achievements of ...

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Whole Foods Market® Celebrates Social Enterprise in Africa

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This summer, Whole Foods Market will share the story of social enterprise in Africa through the work of some amazing brands including LIFE Line, Alaffia, Madecasse, and Allegro Coffee. Each of these companies is committed to creating sustainable economic opportunities to help alleviate poverty in Africa. LIFE Line, a lifestyle fashion brand, began with eight female employees who became a ...

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Rotary grants US$40.3 million to eradicate polio worldwide

Rotary grants US$40.3 million to eradicate polio worldwide

The funding commitment comes at a critical time as Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – approaches one-year since its last case of polio The continued fight to stamp out polio will receive an additional $40.3 million boost from Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) to support immunization activities and research carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (http://www.polioeradication.org). Rotary grants ...

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Nigeria: Access Bank Group Continues to Support UNICEF

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UK subsidiary shows further growth in 2014 As part of its continued support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group (https://www.accessbankplc.com), along with 5th Chukker, The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank hosted the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor on Saturday June 13. This follows last month’s high-profile Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament, which is ...

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United States and Ghana Partner with a Commitment to Improve Child Literacy

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On June 15, 2015, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the Ghana Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) will launch the Partnership for Education: Learning activity. Learning will reach over 2 million children in Ghana through a broad- based, national project that aligns with and ...

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Africa’s socio-economic change led by one inspiring youth who is helping youth help themselves

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Inspiration is a catalyst for change and can be found amongst the least expected of persons, places or things; but often uncovers some of the most remarkable discoveries and leaders of our time. An important and often overlooked consideration of transformational system of change is its impact not only on business, but on society, culture and our youth. Frost & ...

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