African philanthropy: the new drivers of development

More money is sent to Africa through remittances from the diaspora than funding from aid agencies. Photograph: Alamy   Remittances to Africa could transform local philanthropy and put the continent on path of self development When you think of philanthropy in Africa what names come to mind? Bill Gates, Bono, Ford Foundation, Soros, Charity Water, World Bank, or Oxfam? If so, you are justified: they have occupied much of the discourse on development, charity and philanthropy in Africa. But you are wrong if you think philanthropy and development in Africa is limited only to…

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Save Darfur’s mi$$ing million$: The Israeli connection

Save Darfur Missing FundsThe so called “Save Dafur Coalition” raised tens of millions of dollars, some say a hundred million or more to help the people of Dafur, yet an investigation by this writer can find no evidence of any of this money reaching Dafur refugees on the ground in Sudan.

I first wrote about Dafur back in 2003 and since then have interviewed over a dozen veteran aid workers from Dafur with more than 50 years on the ground there between them and first off:


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