African Philanthropy News

Aliko Dangote to Build N200 Billion University in Abuja

The President and Founder of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has set aside N200 billion to establish a world-class university in Abuja, Nigeria. The technical team for the establishment of the university said the intention is to build a unique university of technology with all the necessary infrastructure and best faculty members from across the globe.

Press Release on the State of CSR in Nigeria Review 2016

Education, Health and Youth Development are the three sectors with the most investment by organisation through series of Corporate Social Responsibility interventions. This was revealed in an industry report published by ThistlePraxis, an assessment and strategy-consulting firm.

 TAHMO stations impacting on farmers’ yields with real data

A project that started in 2012 is helping smallholders in 17 African nations obtain reliable and accurate weather data to increase crop yields. Lack of reliable weather information in most parts of Africa is making many households lose from agriculture, experts say.


Family planners in Africa plan for a new era under Trump

In Zimbabwe, family planning aid has dramatically reduced maternal and infant mortality. Now, one group is scrambling to make up aid it will lose as the ‘Mexico City’ policy is reinstated – even though the group doesn’t perform abortions in the country.


£50 million raised so far for hunger victims in Africa

CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund and World Vision are among the Christian charities in the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) leading an appeal to help 16 million people across the east of the continent who are on the brink of starvation.


Actor signs ambassadorial deal with GRAFT Foundation

Ghana’s love for philanthropy is embedded in the core conscience of its populace and the entertainment industry and its stakeholders have never been left out. GRAFT Foundation this year will be providing Free Surgeries to needy people in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions of Ghana.

Elumelu Speaks on Africapitalism to Youths at Ghana’s Leading Institution

Tony Elumelu visited Ghana as the first stop of his UBA tour of Africa, propagating the ideal of Africapitalism. In his words, “Knowledge has no currency or value. It is priceless, and there is no greater gift than the gift of knowledge”.


How Tony Elumelu Foundation is creating an integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem 

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is one of the largest private philanthropic organizations in the Africa. It was established in 2010 to encourage and empower entrepreneurs, promote thought leadership and create an integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives African entrepreneurship.

The Millionaire’s Wife Who Feeds 40,000 Children

It’s 3pm on a crisp August afternoon in Johannesburg. Tsitsi Masiyiwa is seated on a comfy couch in a makeshift living room at her elegant office in the leafy suburbs of Dainfern, north of the city. I meet her when she is in a deep conversation with a South African journalist and one of her office employees.

Local charity helps build African school

The secretary of a Shetland-based charity is in Africa to see what difference the group’s work is making – including a new school. Peter Davis is involved with Project Bongo and is visiting the village of Bongo that is the focus of the charity’s work in the Upper East Region of Ghana.


Dangote Partners Global Leaders To Eradicate Malaria

Efforts to end malaria in Nigeria have entered a new global phase with the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote teaming up with other global influential private and public leaders, in championing this move.


Insurgency: Adamawa OVCs Find Warmth In Foster Care Programme

In Adamawa state as in other states ravaged by the heinous crimes of the Boko haram insurgents, scores in desperate need of care and support. Indeed, the area, in this new phase of post boko haram war following the decimation of the group, is in a state of emergency.