'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...
The United States announced nearly US$35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in 50 years...
Millicom International Cellular, operating under the Tigo brand, and non-profit organisation Reach for Change have agreed to join forces to improve the lives of children in Africa through social entrepreneurship.
4 Sep 2012
BENGUELA, ANGOLA: The Benguela Media Library with a capacity to attend 250 people simultaneously, was inaugurated Monday, by the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.
28 Aug 2012
Philips has launched an initiative, which will see the installation of 100 "light centres" across rural Africa by 2015. These are areas of approx 1000m2 which are lit using a new generation of highly efficient solar powered LED lighting. The idea is to create areas of light for rural communities which live without electricity thus effectively 'extending the day' and creating numerous opportunities for social and economic activities in the evening.
21 Aug 2012
Mara Foundation, a Mara Group non-profit social enterprise on Monday, 23 July 2012, announced the formation and launch of a venture capital firm, Mara Launch Uganda Fund, and its first fund totaling UGX 100 million which is be scaled up to a billion shilling.
25 Jul 2012
More than 35 countries across Africa are represented at this year's National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, entitled 'Empowering Communities: The Heart of Malaria Control'. Convened by Novartis, this workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges.
27 Jun 2012
Airtel Africa has signed a partnership agreement with DStv that will see the two organisations working together to air a weekly TV show, called Airtel Football. The television show is set to focus on different aspects of the sport across the continent.
12 Jun 2012
The deadline for work to be entered into the Loeries Ubuntu Award is 15 June 2012. This category recognises the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment and rewards collective creative effort that has gone into promoting the long-term sustainability of environment and the upliftment of communities throughout Africa and the Middle East.
11 Jun 2012
MINI has announced that it will be the official vehicle sponsor of the 2012 Put Foot Rally crew, Shake & Bake, for their 17 day adventure through Africa.
28 May 2012
Three Ugandans comprising, Abraham Temu, Edward Agaba and Abubakar Musuuza are part of the 2011-2012 league of Acumen East Africa Fellows Program. Since it was launched in July 2011, the inaugural class has been meeting to learn about the unique social change projects that each of them are implementing.
Titus Kakembo 28 May 2012
As explorer and philanthropist Kingsley Holgate's team departed from Game's Ballito store on Friday 3 May 2012, they took with them the group's donation of 2700 mosquito nets to distribute to the highest malaria risk group - pregnant mothers and young children.
10 May 2012
In the latest drive to save Africans from the perils of life on the ever-dark continent, British charity Oxfam has launched the Big Bra Hunt campaign. No, they are not hunting down Blighty's biggest bras. Instead, Oxfam is calling on British women to donate their unwanted bras to charity - for the betterment of Africa.
Khadija Patel 2 May 2012
Telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative aimed at decreasing the spread of the Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV in the country.
26 Apr 2012
A separate category for entries from outside of South Africa has been introduced to the Loeries, which has issued its 34th call to enter on Thursday, 15 March 2012. In order to better promote the work being produced throughout the region, "Rest of Africa and the Middle East" will be judged separately to allow improved representation of all regions and offer greater exposure to each region's creative output.
15 Mar 2012
Kony 2012 has undoubtedly become one of the most successful social media-driven marketing campaigns to date, primarily because the public doesn't seem to look at it as a marketing campaign at all. If brands and their causes really do want to compete with Kony 2012, they will have to bear a few important things in mind.
Maja Rode 14 Mar 2012
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is continuing its efforts together with the Congolese Red Cross to help people affected by the Brazzaville blasts which took place on Sunday, 4 March 2012.
13 Mar 2012
Do you have a favourite example of how marketing can have a positive impact on the world? I never hesitate when I'm asked that question: the Outsurance pointspeople. Social good meets brand awareness and affinity: it's a win-win situation.
Sarah Britten 7 Mar 2012
The Common Pitch competition, held on the opening night of Design Indaba saw a surprise move by MTN, who donated an extra R100 000 to Dry Bath, a Limpopo invention; and EarthBag Construction System won R200 000 to use on other projects in communities that need it.
2 Mar 2012
Cape Town is gearing up to host one of the world's premier design conferences - the 2012 Design Indaba. Design Indaba regular and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut will MC this years' event alongside Michelle Constant and Khaya Dlanga. The conference takes place 29 February-March 2012 at the CTICC and the expo (which is open to the general public) takes place 2-4 March 2012.
Herman Manson: @marklives 24 Feb 2012
Support for International Change (SIC), a Tanzania-based organisation and petroleum company, Engen, have partnered together to help drive its awareness campaign to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and also to empower rural communities.
21 Feb 2012
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regrets the decision of the Office for Supervising the Affairs of Foreign Agencies of the Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen to terminate the agreement under which the ICRC was allowed to deliver emergency food aid in Al-Shabaab administered areas of Somalia.
6 Feb 2012
For three weeks in July 2012, Greenpop will host a reforestation project in Livingstone, Zambia, reportedly the country with the second highest deforestation rate in the world. Over 5000 indigenous and fruit trees are expected to be planted. In addition, educational sessions for children and subsistence farmers will also take place.
30 Jan 2012
Over the past ten years, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has launched a number of bold and innovative programmes. In some instances the plan is already scoring notable yet under-reported gains. Africa Renewal highlights NEPAD's impact in five key areas.
12 Jan 2012
Thanks to our preference for face-to-face interpersonal communications, meetings, events and marketing activations enjoy pride of place as fabulous marketing tools. However, we also know that great events cost. The heat is on to ensure that events deliver serious marketing and financial results - and that clients are assured of their incomparable experiential value, especially when paired with the latest trends and technology!
Karen Ashwin 12 Jan 2012
NEW YORK, US: The organisers say that 2011 was YoungGuns biggest year since the event started out recognising young talent in 2000, and once again, in an international competition against the world's best, South Africa showed it has what it takes to compete successfully.
13 Dec 2011
At an All-Star Tribute held yesterday 11 December 2011, in Los Angeles in the US, Infinite Family founder, Amy Stokes was honored for her work in sub-Saharan Africa where nearly 500 teens impacted by HIV/AIDS and poverty are mentored and guided by volunteers over international video and internet links.
12 Dec 2011
Legatum, a private international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, on Friday 9 December 2011, announced that Securico, a security group in Zimbabwe, had won the US$100 000 grand prize of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.
12 Dec 2011
Scrutinize, an innovative campaign that got young people to "scrutinize" their behaviours and take action to reduce their risk of HIV infection, has won the 5th Annual AfriComNet Award in the Best Multichannel category.
9 Dec 2011
Artist Project Earth (APE) will present 'A Climate Change Concert for East Africa' as part of the COP17 conference which will take place on Sunday 4 December 2011 at the Durban beachfront, KwaZula-Natal, South Africa from 3pm and will continue until the early evening.
16 Nov 2011