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Another Bad AID Idea for Africa

I was alerted yesterday morning by Linda Raftree alias @meowtree on Twitter to the existence of a project to send 1 million tee-shirts to Africa. Run by a certain Jason Sadler, you can find out all about it here Jason asks each t-shirt donor to enclose a minimum of $1 to contribute to shipping costs. […]

Where are the African speakers?

This blog has been triggered by the numerous emails I get every day about the apparent lack of African speakers prepared to come forward to talk about certain industries at Africa-focused events. I attend many events in Africa and around the world and my exasperation is growing because I struggle to find African speakers capable […]

Why AID money isn’t reaching the poor in Africa

Wikipedia defines aid as "a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another, given at least partly with the objective of benefiting the recipient country.“ There are thousands of charities around the world that want to do good in Africa. Some of them are having a positive impact, working extremely hard to make a […]

How NOT to Give Money to Charities Working in Africa

Thousands of well-meaning people around the world give regularly to charities or want to donate or get involved in some way but are unsure of the best way to go about it. Many of these people lack knowledge of the real issues on the ground affecting ordinary Africans. Their motivation to donate money might be […]

How NOT to run events in Africa

Looking to run events in Africa soon? Here are 15 things you must NOT do if you want to increase your chances of successfully organising an event in Africa. Do not think you can get away without doing full and thorough research Do not go without an up-to-date and verified database Do not forget that […]

When I met my hero at TED2010

Jacqueline Novogratz is my hero, I so love her work. She is the Founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. I met Jacqueline at TED2010, a wonderful, humble and remarkable lady that is doing so much for Africa. Jacqueline is […]

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