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Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs
Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs

Over 1 million African children's lives improved by local social entrepreneurs in Africa...

25 May 2017

Alliance Media celebrates Africa Day
Alliance Media celebrates Africa Day

On Africa Day 2017, Alliance Media has decided to showcase how they embody the African spirit by making a pledge to plant 5,000 trees across African countries...

Issued by Alliance Media 25 May 2017

Media called on to report on ravages of famine
Media called on to report on ravages of famine

The World Council of Churches has penned an open letter to the media, calling on journalists to report on the famine currently ravaging parts of Africa...

19 May 2017

Malaria vaccine trial gets green light
Malaria vaccine trial gets green light

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the malaria vaccine trial which was announced as the international community marked World Malaria Day last month...

12 May 2017

Cindy Langeveld
Is African business ready for social impact?

There is a growing optimism about the continent's future as the performance of economies of countries such as Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique keep hopes of a growth explosion alive...

By Cindy Langeveld 8 May 2017

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Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 million

The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia's drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million...

1 May 2017

World Malaria Day: $1million raised
World Malaria Day: $1million raised

Goodbye Malaria recently sold its one millionth Goodbye Malaria bracelet, raising $1million for malaria elimination programmes in Africa...

25 Apr 2017

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Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O...

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations
Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe...

14 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign
Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

A Unicef team creating a collaborative paper plane.
Photo credit: Unicef
How learning empathy can help build better community projects in Africa

Empathy is one of the most important skills any leader can have. A huge 2015 research project across 38 countries found that empathy makes leaders more effective and their businesses more successful...

By Keneilwe Munyai 12 Apr 2017

Multi-lingual media project aimed at refugees
Multi-lingual media project aimed at refugees

‘InfoMigrants' is a multi-lingual media project aimed at educating refugees in Africa as to the asylum process in Europe, as well as the dangers of the journey...

31 Mar 2017

Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan
Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan

At least 79 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the beginning of the December 2013 crisis, including at least 12 killed in 2017 after the latest deaths...

27 Mar 2017

Madeleine Berre
Africa's women in business challenge status quo

Even though women make up a little over half of Africa's growing population, they have had little involvement in power and strategic decision-making...

24 Mar 2017

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City...

24 Mar 2017

World Bank announces USD57bn in financing for Africa
World Bank announces USD57bn in financing for Africa

The World Bank on Sunday announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years...

23 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Documenting the African public transport story
Documenting the African public transport story

‘Afrikanist in Motion': The African public transport story, through the lens of Yasser Booley…

20 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities…

20 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 Mar 2017

African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation
African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation

While 80% of people will not buy from a company with a damaged reputation, the good reputation of a company brings with it benefits such as allowing it to charge a premium for its products...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

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Five African cities in Quality of Living rankings

Five African cities remain in the top 100 rankings in regards to quality of living - Mercer's 19th Quality of Living ranking…

15 Mar 2017

The crowdfunding potential of Africa
The crowdfunding potential of Africa

Africa has caught the attention of those in the ever-evolving crowdfunding sector, according to a recent report…

10 Mar 2017

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People in need of aid in famine-hit South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is rapidly escalating, and hunger and malnutrition have reached new disturbing levels. By July 2017, 5.5 million will be severely food insecure…

7 Mar 2017

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Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency…

6 Mar 2017

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A future-proof business strategy that encourages social change

The first Africa Shared Value Summit will raise awareness and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model, which brings about social change...

2 Mar 2017

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Orange launches Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East

The Orange Social Venture Prize will be awarded to innovative projects which make use of information and communication technologies to improve living conditions…

2 Mar 2017

Corporate citizenship requires strategic partnerships
Corporate citizenship requires strategic partnerships

Samsung Corporate Citizenship improves access to education through digital transformation…

28 Feb 2017

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USAID offering $4m for solar startups in Africa

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a US$4 million funding initiative aimed at supporting innovative solar companies across sub-Saharan Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 27 Feb 2017

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