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GIVING HOPE TO AFRICA’S MIGRANTS AND ORPHANS

The African Diaspora Hope (ADHope) charity is a great example for what ordinary Africans are doing at grass root levels to fight the virus. ADhope is a South Africa-based charity which works with Africa’s migrant population who face daily discrimination and are among some of the continent’s most impoverished communities. They live in overcrowded townships…

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FRONTLINE WORKERS BATTLE GLOBAL HEALTH PANDEMIC

With the UK in the midst of a deepening Covid-19 crisis we’re not hearing much about how the rest of the world is fighting the virus. In Africa the virus has now spread to 53 countries although the total number of deaths is mercifully still under 5,000 across the continent. Many African governments moved quickly…

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DANIELLA’S FARMERS BRINGING HOME THE BACON

When African Leadership University student Daniella Uwase isn’t in the library she’s down on the farm training the next generation of farmers in Rwanda and Zambia. Daniella is just nineteen-years-old yet she has already built up a team of 250 farmers who she is training up from subsistence to commercial farming. Her Agriculture Growth Network (www.agnetwork.rw )is…

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AFRICA EXPORTS ITS TALENT TO THE WORLD

And finally…here’s a story which sums up everything about the power of investing in Africa- and how it transforms lives as well as bringing good returns. A few years ago a friend of mine -American student Will Smith -travelled to Liberia where he set up the LEAD Monrovia Football Academy. His business plan was to…

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Film-maker Phillipe Captures The ALU Spirit

Another of ALU’s students is also forging ahead with his own business.   Phillipe Ganza is a film-maker and is carving out a name for himself making documentaries for CNN and other media outlets. Along with his colleague Isaac Obath he finds stories which help smash the traditional negative stereotypes of Africa by showing the…

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Nairobi Shows Resolve After Attack

The attack on the DusitD2 hotel and office complex in Nairobi’s upmarket business district which killed more than twenty people was an horrific reminder that the war with the Somali-based terrorist group Al Shabaab is far from over.   When I arrived in Nairobi shortly after the Al Shabaab attack I found a city pulling…

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Why Is Kenya An Al Shabaab Target?

force AMISOM which has been fighting Al Shabaab in Somalia for almost twelve years. It is the largest Peacekeeping force in Kenya has been fighting against an Al-Shabaab insurgency since 2011 when it sent troops into Somalia to confront the terror group. Ever since Al-Shabab has vowed retribution against Kenya and has been responsible for…

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Investigative Journalist Murdered In Ghana

The Ghanaian undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale has been shot dead after a politician called for retribution against him. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was a member of the Tiger Eye Private Investigations team led by the legendary Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas.  The Tiger Eye team recently exposed financial corruption in Ghana’s football leagues which led to…

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Three Women Bringing Hope To A New Generation Of African Youth.

 My main objective when I set up my company was to try to support, inspire and empower young women across Africa. Since Peter Burdin Africa Ltd was launched three years ago we’ve developed business partnerships with female entrepreneurs in South Africa and Kenya and Zimbabwean, Isabel Dliwayo has just joined us as our logistics chief.…

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