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The Guardian: Ubuntu Education Fund Focuses on Incremental Progress for Success

Thursday, April 3, 2014: Jordan Levy, chief external relations officer at Aid for Africa member Ubuntu Education Fund writes about the Ubuntu model of transforming individual lives from ‘cradle to career’ and the difficulty in getting donors to invest in long-term change. Read More

Schwab Foundation: Ashesi University President Named as Social Entrepreneur of The Year 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014: Dr. Patrick Awuah, President of Aid for Africa member Ashesi University Foundation, was selected  in recognition of his pioneering work in social challenges. Read More

Voice of America: African Diaspora in NYC Receives Support Services From African Services Committee

Wednesday, February 19, 2014: Aid for Africa member African Services Committee  caters to the needs of the large African immigrant community in New York City. Read more

Chronicle of Higher Education: South African AIDS Orphan Shares His Path to University Thanks to Ubuntu Education Fund

Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Aid for Africa member Ubuntu Education Fund  scholar Andile Justice Mkoto recounts his story following the death of his mother from AIDS. Read More

Economist: Production of World Bicycle Relief’s “Buffalo Bikes” Is a Growing Industry in Africa Producing Sturdy Bikes and Jobs

Saturday, February 8, 2014: The production of Buffalo Bicycles, created by Aid for Africa member World Bicycle Relief, has created more than 100 manufacturing jobs in Africa. Read More

Washington Post: Aid for Africa Member Tostan Organizes Public Declaration Against Female Genital Cutting

Thursday, February 6, 2014: This week, in honor of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Genital Mutilation, Aid for Africa member Tostan organized a second public declaration against the practice. Read more

Skoll World Forum: Founder and Executive Director of Tostan Endorses Public Declarations to End FGC

Thursday, February 6, 2014: The founder and executive director of Aid for Africa member Tostan discusses the decision of 14 communities in Mali to publicly declare they will no longer support female genital cutting and child/forced marriage. Read more

NPR: “Lost Boy” and Founder of John Dau Foundation Discusses Clinic in South Sudan in Midst of Conflict in South Sudan

Monday, January 27, 2014: John Dau gives an update about the fighting in South Sudan and the effects on the Lost Boys Clinic in Duk, South Sudan.Learn more

BBC: Lions Face Extinction in West Africa According to Panthera Study

Tuesday, January 14, 2014: A new study by Aid for Africa member Panthera finds that the West African lion is near extinction.  Research in 17 countries in West Africa found only 250 adult lions in the region. Read more

National Geographic: “Lost Boy” and Founder of John Dau Foundation Discusses Current Crisis in South Sudan

Wednesday, January 8, 2014: An interview with John Dau Foundation founder, who escaped the conflict in South Sudan as a 12-year-old boy 20 years ago, covers the current internal conflict now underway in South Sudan, which is stirring old memories. Read more

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ohn Dau, who escaped the conflict in South Sudan as a 12-year-old boy 20 years ago, tells National Geographic that the new conflict is stirring old memories.  – See more at:

Times of Swaziland: Beneficiary of Young Heroes Foundation Now Electrical Engineer

Tuesday, January 7, 2014: Article about 19-year-old Samkeliso Mkhulisi of Swaziland, who received support as a child and young adult from Aid for Africa member Young Heroes Foundation. He now works as an electrical engineer following training he received as part of Young Heroes’ program for young adults. Read more

Skoll World Forum: Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund Rethinks Ending Poverty

Saturday, December 28, 2013: The Founder and CEO of Aid for Africa member Ubuntu Education Fund discusses the failures of development and presents a new comprehensive approach to ending poverty. Read more

MSNBC: Aid for Africa Executive Director Discusses Unexpected Outcome of Justine Sacco Tweet

Thursday, December 23, 2013: Aid for Africa Executive Director Barbara Alison Rose discusses the results from the organization’s association with the anonymously created website, with updates. Read more

Aid for Africa: Statement by Executive Director on Justine Sacco’s Tweet on AIDS in Africa

Saturday, December 21, 2013:  Aid for Africa’s Barbara Alison Rose responds to the Justine Sacco tweet about AIDS in Africa and the creation of a website that links to Aid for Africa’s donation page.  Read more

CNN: Tostan Head Molly Melching Op-Ed on Changing Society

Thursday, October 31, 2013: Writing about her groundbreaking work in community development in Senegal, Molly Melching, founder and executive director of Aid for Africa member Tostan, says that to change society, one must first change minds. Read more

Washington Post: Kony 2013–U.S. Intensifies Role in Hunt for Warlord with Support from Invisible Children

Tuesday, October 29, 2013:  As U.S. Special Operation troops continue to work in an advisory capacity to assist African soldiers find Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, there is recognition of the role Aid for Africa member Invisible Children and its supporters have played in shaping strategies of the hunt and keeping pressure on the U.S. to bring Kony to justice. Read more

The New Yorker: A Texas Philanthropist Helped Support the Invisible Children-Inspired Hunt for Joseph Kony

Monday, October 21, 2013:  The hunt for Joseph Kony, warlord and leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, was aided by the Austin-based Bridgeway Foundation–long-time funder of Aid for Africa member Invisible Children–which hired private military contractors to train African soldiers. Read more

Star Tribune: Books For Africa Commentary on Importance of Education to Combat Terrorism in Africa

Monday, October 14, 2013: In this commentary, Books For Africa board members Asratie Teferra and Tom Gitaa celebrate Books For Africa’s 25-year anniversary and discuss the importance of education to foster peace in light of the attack on the West Gate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

Forbes: Panthera Chairman Tom Kaplan Featured

Tuesday, October 8, 2013:   In an article in Forbes, Tom Kaplan explains why and how he created Panthera, an Aid for Africa member. His personal mission now is to bring others to his mission. Read more

Wall Street Journal: Museum for African Art Expands into the New Africa Center

Friday, September 27, 2013: Aid for Africa member Museum for African Art expanded into the New Africa Center Thursday evening, September 26, 2013, with celebrations including Bono and Harry Belafonte in the institution’s Fifth Avenue home.  Read more

New York Times: Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University Sees the End of Poverty Soon

Tuesday, September 24, 2013: In an op-ed for the New York Times, Jeffrey Sachs, director of Aid for Africa member The Earth Institute at Columbia University, discusses how the elimination of extreme poverty — particularly in Sub Saharan Africa — is closer to becoming reality thanks to new partnerships between the public and private sectors. Read more

Forbes: Q&A With Tostan Founder Molly Melching

Monday, August 19, 2013: In an interview with Forbes, Molly Melching, Founder of Aid for Africa member Tostan, discusses her organization’s success promoting human rights and the well-being of communities throughout Senegal. Read more

New York Times: charity: water Takes Millionaire Tech Moguls on Field Trip

Thursday, August 8, 2013: Scott Harrison, Founder of Aid for Africa member charity: water is profiled in the New York Times Magazine as he leads a group of millionaires to Ethiopea so they can see first-hand the organization’s well projects and the lives transformed. Read more

New York Times: Declines in Female Genital Cutting in Senegal Will Soon Be Evident According to Tostan Director

Monday, July 22, 2013: Molly Melching, Executive Director of Aid for Africa member Tostan, explains that a gradual reduction in female genital cutting now being seen in certain parts of Africa will soon be evident in Senegal once girls who would have been cut grow old enough to participate in household surveys. Learn more

New York Times: Worldwide Fistula Fund and the Fistula Foundation Help Young Women Find Healing and Hope

Saturday, July 13, 2013: Nicholas Kristof praises Aid for Africa members Worldwide Fistula Fund and the Fistula Foundation for helping to establish the Danja Fistula Center in Niger, so that young women can be treated for fistula – a wrenching childbirth disease that leaves women incontinent. Read more

MCCC–Think Success: Students at Montgomery County Community College Raise Money for Aid for Africa

Friday, June 21, 2013: Students enrolled  in Montgomery County Community College’s Introduction to Anthropology course raise funds for Aid for Africa and four other charities. Read more

Rockefeller Foundation: Aid for Africa Member Village Enterprise Recognized as One of 100 Next Century Innovators

Tuesday, May 21, 2013:  The Rockefeller Foundation has recognized Aid for Africa member Village Enterprise as one of its 100 Next Century Innovators. Read more

Chemisty World: Aid for Africa Executive Director Comments on GSK’s Health Partnership in Africa

Thursday, May 16, 2012: Pharma giant GSK has partnered with Save the Children to provide health care, vaccines, and nutrition to 1 million children in  five years in Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo. Will this controversial partnership be successful? Read more

NPR News: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Fighting Rhino Poaching Military Style

Tuesday, May 14, 2013:  Mike Watson, CEO of Aid for Africa member Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, discusses the loss of its sixth rhino in four weeks to poachers. Read more

New York Times: Museum for African Art’s Exhibition of Jane Alexander’s Work Praised

Thursday, April 25, 2013:  Aid for Africa member Museum for African Art‘s exhibition by South African artist Jane Alexander highlights the beast in the human and human in the beast. Read more

Agence France Presse: Article on Cheetahs in the Race to Survive Cite Panthera

Wednesday, April 24, 2013: Agence France Presse article on the survival of the cheetah cites Aid for Africa member Panthera.  According to Panthera experts, cheetahs have disappeared from 77 percent of their original territory in Africa.  Read more

New York Times: Rhino Guardian and Force Behind Creation of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Lauded

Monday, April 22, 2013:   Story of the life of Anna Merz, guardian and champion of Africa’s black rhino, tells of her unwavering commitment to the black rhino and her role in founding Aid for Africa member Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Read more Boma Project and Founder Recognized On Floor of U.S. Senate for Work With Women in Extreme Poverty in Northern Kenya

Thursday, April 18, 2013: Senator Patrick Leahy took to the floor of the U.S. Senate recently to praise the work of Aid for Africa member The BOMA Project. Read more

Washington Post: Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey Comments on U.S. Suspension of Search for Kony

Thursday, April 4, 2013:  Aid for Africa member Invisible Children‘s CEO comments on political turmoil in central Africa that led to the suspension of the hunt for Joseph Kony.  Read more

The Daily Beast: Akilah Institute for Women’s CEO Named One of 125 Women of Impact

Monday, April 1, 2013:  Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, CEO of Aid for Africa member Akilah Institute for Women, named one of the 125 women of impact.  Read more

CBS 60 Minutes: Amazing 12-Year Journey with Sudan’s Lost Boys and RefugePoint

Sunday, March 31, 2013: Aid for Africa member RefugePoint is featured in this story that follows up on Sudan’s lost boys, who left refugee camps in Kenya for resettlement in the U.S. twelve years ago. Learn more

The Boston Globe: Op-Ed on How the Lost Girls Became the Forgotten Girls by RefugePoint’s Founder Sasha Chanoff

Wednesday, March 27, 2013: In his op-ed, Sasha Chanoff, founder of Aid for Africa member RefugePoint, describes how thousands of South Sudanese orphaned children, mostly “lost boys,” made a 1,000-mile trek through East Africa and what became of the “lost girls.” Read more

New York Times: African Services Committee’s Legal Support of Young Immigrants in New York Featured

Friday, March 23, 2013: Aid for Africa member African Services Committee is featured in a story about young immigrants in New York  seeking legal assistance for deferred action. Read more

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Village Enterprise Featured for Its Local Leadership

Wednesday, March 20, 2013:  Aid for Africa member Village Enterprise, based in San Carlos, California,  is featured for its commitment to employing East Africans  as country directors and other senior positions. Read more Lewa Wildlife Conservancy’s U.S. Director on Rising Poaching of Africa’s Black Rhino

Friday, March 8, 2013: Ginger Thomson, U. S. executive director of Aid for Africa member Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, discusses the poaching threat to 3,000 black rhino remaining in the African wild. Read more

GOOD: Akilah Institute Executive Director Writes About Their Investment in Women

Friday, March 8, 2013: Lisa Martilotta, Executive Director of Aid for for Africa member the Akilah Institute, writes about their investment in the education of East African women and their promising future as professionals and leaders. Read more

New York Times: President of American Leprosy Missions Excited About New Test To Detect Disease

Wednesday, February 20, 2013: A new simple and inexpensive test to detect leprosy at an early stage has American Leprosy Missions President Bill Simmons excited about preventing those who have the disease from becoming disfigured and disabled. Read more

New York Times: The Fistula Foundation Featured In Game Drawing Attention to Women’s Issues

Sunday, February 17, 2013: The New York Times mentions The Fistula Foundation as one of seven non-profits that will be featured in a social media game to be released on March 3, 2013 that will draw attention to women’s Issues. Read more

Time Life for Kids: Beads for Education Helps Girls in Kenya Go to School and Create Brighter Futures

Friday, February 1, 2013: Time Life for Kids profiles Beads for Education which helps Kenyan girls attend school. The organization matches girls with sponsors and helps Kenyan women sell hand-crafted beaded necklaces, bracelets and baskets to the U.S. market to help pay for girls’ education. Learn more

WGN Channel 9: Report on Partnership Between American Chamber Opera Company and Aid for Africa

Thursday, January 17, 2013: WGN 9 News reports from the American Chamber Opera Company in Chicago which will be performing Madam Butterfly set in Mombasa, Kenya. Fifteen percent of the tickets proceeds will be donated to Aid for Africa. Read More

Huffington Post: Charity:Water to Get Help From Tech Innovators To Inspire New Philanthropy

Thursday, December 27, 2012: The Huffington Post reports that Google’s $5 million Global Impact Award given to charity: water will be used to install sensors in 4,000 of its water wells across Africa.  The sensors will send back real-time data on the water flow at each site. Read more

Forbes: charity: water Named One of Five Most Impactful Charities for Holiday Giving by Bill and Melinda Gates

Tuesday, December 11, 2012:  Forbes Magazine article highlights Bill and Melinda Gates’ choice of Aid for Africa member charity: water as one of the five charities they believe have the most impact.  Read more

The Washington Post: Google Gives Innovation Grant to charity: water and Six Other Nonprofits

Monday, December 10, 2012: Washington Post article reports on Google’s $23 million in innovation grants, including to Aid for Africa member charity: water. Read more

The Daily News: African Childrens Haven Pairs Students in Galveston with Students in Kenya

Thursday, December 6, 2012: The Daily News of Galveston reports on Aid for Africa member African Childrens Haven‘s project to pair students at the the Ambassadors Preparatory Academy with students at  St. Philips School Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

The Washington Post: Panthera President Comments on New Study on Declining Lion Population in Africa

Wednesday, December 5, 2012: The Washington Post article on a new study by Duke University researchers finds that habitat in Africa that supports lions has declined by 75 percent. Luke Hunter, president of Aid for Africa member Panthera comments.  Read more

Change Magazine: Story on the Founders and Work of African Childrens Haven

Friday, November 30, 2012: Change Magazine features the work of Aid for Africa member African Childrens Haven and its founders in Galveston, Texas. Read more

ABC7 News: Ashesi University’s Founder Patrick Awuah Receives Prestigious Leadership Award for Founding Ghanaian University

Friday, November 9, 2012: ABC7 News affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco interviewed Patrick Awuah, founder of Ashesi University, an Aid for Africa member, as he received the prestigious Innovation Award from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more

District of Columbia Library Association: The Lubuto Library Project Wins Grant for Early Grade Reading in Developing World

Friday, September 21, 2012: The Lubuto Library Project wins grant for helping children in Zambia learn to read using low cost digital platforms. Read more

The Atlantic: Story on Africa’s Coming Agriculture Revolution Highlights KickStart’s Irrigation Technology

Wednesday, August 8, 2012:  Story in The Atlantic on “Africa’s Coming Agriculture Revolution” highlights Aid for Africa’s member KickStart International‘s irrigation technology. Read more

The Huffington Post: The Cradle Project Sponsored by Firelight Foundation and Aid for Africa Featured

Tuesday, July 24, 2012: The Huffington Post features The Cradle Project exhibit in Washington, DC, through August 3, which is cosponsored by Aid for Africa member  Firelight Foundation,  Aid for Africa, and the Washington Studio School during the 2012 International AIDS Conference. Read more

People: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Work with Charity Water in Ethiopian Village

Tuesday, July 10, 2012:  Actor Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith traveled to Ethiopia with Aid for Africa member charity: water to inaugurate a village well.  Read more

Gazette: Women’s Microfinance Initiative Provides Opportunities for High School and College Interns

Wednesday, June 27, 2012: Aid for Africa member Women’s Microfinance Initiative, which provides loans to women in East Africa, is providing opportunities for high school and college interns travel to Buyobo, Uganda. Read More     

ABC News: Tostan’s Founder Featured for Empowering Communities to End Female Genital Cutting

Thursday, February 16, 2012: Aid for Africa Member Tostan featured on ABC News with Diane Sawyer for its success in West Africa to end female genital cutting; Sec of State Clinton Calls for an end to the practice. Read more

New York Times: Comedian Louis C.K. Donates $110,000 to Two Aid for Africa Members

Thursday, December  22, 2011: Appearing on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, comedian Louis C.K. announced that he was donating $250,00 to five charities — $110,000 of which is going to Aid for Africa members The Fistula Foundation and charity: water! Read more

Stanford Social Innovation Review: An Innovative and Financially Sustainable Nonprofit Model

Tuesday, October 18, 2011:  Regina Ridley, Publishing Director of Stanford Social Innovation Review, highlights Aid for Africa for building an alliance that promotes collaboration among its members and helps them benefit from the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign. Read more

New York Times: Green Belt Movement Founder Wangari Maathai Dies

Tuesday, September 27, 2011: Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace laureate, Kenyan environmentalist, and founder of the Green Belt Movement died in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, September 25. She was the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.  Read more

CNN: Panthera Scientists Film First Known Footage of Elusive and Rare African Golden Cat in Gabon

Monday, August 29, 2011:  In this report, CNN provides an exclusive look and investigates Aid for Africa member Panthera‘s release of the first known footage of one of the least-known and most elusive wild cats on earth–the African golden cat. Read more

Seattle Times: Ashesi University Opens New Campus in Accra, Ghana

Monday, August 22, 2011: As Aid for Africa member Ashesi University prepares to move to its 100-acre campus in the suburbs of Accra, Ghana,  this article tracks founder Patrick Awauh’s dream from Microsoft to Africa and how the university was built from the ground up.  Read more

CNN: Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project Featured on Inside Africa

Saturday, August 13, 2011: CNN Inside Africa visits Aid for Africa member Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa’s Phinda Game Reserve to report on the project’s innovative leopard conservation work, the benefits of wild leopard populations to humans, the threats facing Africa’s dwindling leopard populations, and much more. Read more

NPR: Green Belt Movement Founder Discusses East African Famine

Wednesday, August 3, 2011: Nobel Laureate and Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai explains what must be done to assist Africa’s drought-ridden zones. Read more

Huffington Post: A New Home for the Museum for African Art

Wednesday, July 27, 2011:  Aid for Africa member Museum for Africa Art is scheduled to open in its new building in 2012 at the top of museum mile in Harlem. Read more

New York Times: Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Highlighted

Tuesday, July 26, 2011: Aid for Africa member Panthera is highlighted for its snow leopard program, directed by Thomas McCarthy, in Science Times section. Read more

CNN: World Hope International Helps Sierra Leone With First Export Market Since Civil War Ended

Wednesday, June 29, 2011: Aid for Africa member World Hope International is helping Sierra Leone set-up its first export market since its civil war ended nine years ago by converting wasted fruit into juice. Read more

Financial Times: Tostan Founder Molly Melching Discusses Success of Organization

Friday, June 24, 2011: Tostan founder Molly Melching talks with the The Financial Times about why she founded the organization and the reasons for its success. Read more

ELLE: mothers2mothers Founder Robin Smalley Named One of Nine Inspirational Women of 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011: Robin Smalley, founder of Aid for Africa member mothers2mothers International, selected as one of nine women who are educating, rebuilding, doctoring, employing, and sustaining the world in the article, “The Fixers: 9 for All Mankind.” Read more

New York Times: Carolina for Kibera Founder Blogs about Making a Difference

Wednesday, May 18, 2011: Guest Blogger and Carolina for Kibera Founder Rye Barcott addresses how young people can make a difference in the world. Read more

Wall Street Journal: Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, May 4, 2011: Aid for Africa Executive Director Writes a Letter to the WSJ about the Important Differences in Financial Accountability between Greg Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute and Rye Barcott’s Carolina for Kibera. Read more

BBC News: World Bicycle Relief Program Protects Zimbabwe’s Girls

Saturday, April 23, 2011: In rural Zimbabwe, many young girls have to walk miles through the bush to school each day, running the risk of falling victim to sexual abuse and prostitution. World Bicycle Relief is providing hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children with bicycles to shorten the journey and make it safer for them to travel to school. Learn more

TIME:Great Ape Trust Scientist Named One of the 2011 TIME 100

Thursday, April 21, 2011: TIME names Great Ape Trust scientist, Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, to the 2011 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Learn more

PRI’s The World: Carolina for Kibera’s Rye Barcott Describes Fighting War and Waging Peace

Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Founder of Carolina for Kibera Rye Barcott talks with the World’s anchor Lisa Mullins about his memoir, “It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace.”  Read more

New York Times: Museum for African Art Receives $3 Million Gift

Wednesday, March 9, 2011: The Museum for African Art in New York received a $3 million gift from the Ford Foundation toward the construction of its new home on Fifth Avenue. Read more

CBS 60 Minutes: Panthera Featured for its Groundbreaking Work on Big Cats

Sunday, January 30, 2011:  Aid for Africa member Panthera is featured for its work on the Pantanal Jaguar Project in Brazil. Learn more

New York Times: Ashesi University Transforming Africa through Higher Education

Sunday, January 16, 2011:   When Patrick Awuah left his native Ghana in 1985 to study abroad, he had little notion of the opportunities that would await him back home 13 years later.  In 2002, Mr. Awuah founded Ashesi University College, a private, liberal arts college in Labone, a suburb of Accra, Ghana’s capital, with a small class of 30 and big dreams of transforming the continent. Read more

ABC News 20/20: charity: water’s Founder Discusses Why Africa?

Friday, December 15, 2010:  Scott Harrison, the founder of charity: water, discusses why the organization works to provide clean water in Africa, citing their partnerships with communities and their ten-year monitoring program. Learn more

Parade Magazine: Partners In Health Founders Named Personalities of the Year

Sunday, December 12, 2010:  As 2010 draws to a close, Parade Magazine recognizes Partners In Health‘s founders Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl among its outstanding Personalities of the Year. Read more

Barron’s: 25 Best Givers for 2010 includes Two Aid for Africa Members

Saturday, December 4, 2010:  Barron’s list of 25 Best Givers for 2010 is out and includes founders of two Aid for Africa members—A Glimmer of Hope Foundation and World Bicycle Relief!  Created with Global Philanthropy Group, the list highlights giving efforts that have strong ripple effects or are magnified with alliances with other groups. Read more

USA Today: Aid for Africa Says Education Key for Girls in Africa

Friday, September 17, 2010:  Educating girls in Africa helps them earn income, avoid HIV/AIDS, marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and contribute to the development of their communities. Read more

New York Times: Nicholas Kristof’s Column Focuses on World Bicycle Relief

Thursday, September 16, 2010: In his New York Times op-ed column, Nicholas Kristof  highlights the work of Aid for Africa member World Bicycle Relief in Zimbabwe, where a sustainable aid project is taking hold. Read more

CNN’s Inside Africa: World Bicycle Relief Provides a Lifeline in Rural Zambia

Wednesday, September 8, 2010: When World Bicycle Relief provided bicycles to students in rural Zambia, enrollment increased from 300 to 867.  Many students able to attend because of the bikes were girls, who are now able to do their morning chores and get to school safely and on time. Learn more

New York Times: Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, July 22, 2010: Aid for Africa Executive Director writes a letter to the editor asking that as research on promising HIV/AIDS prevention moves forward, effective programs already in place not be shortchanged.         Read more

Newsweek: Trees for the Future’s Work in Haiti Suggests Trees are Key to Recovery

Friday: July 16, 2010: Trees for the Future has been helping people living on degraded land to improve their lives through environmentally sound development projects in Africa and throughout the world.  Nowhere is the need greater than in Haiti. Read more

CNN: Invisible Children Volunteer Killed in Uganda Was Dedicated to Service

Tuesday, July 13, 2010: Nate Henn, the 25-year-old former University of Delaware rugby player who died in the Kampala, Uganda, bomb blast on Sunday, July 11, joined the nonprofit Invisible Children last year and spent much of his time as an unpaid volunteer, traveling with the group around the United States. Learn more

New York Times: Museum for African Art Will Be Only Second Devoted to African Art in US

Sunday, June 20, 2010: When the Museum for African Art opens its new building at 110th and Broadway in New York in 2011, it will be only the second museum in the US devoted solely to African art. The first is the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC. Read more

Rwanda Times: Books For Africa Donates 22,000 Books in English and Kinjanwanda

Wednesday, June 9, 2010: Forty one schools are set to benefit from Books for Africa project by receiving 22,000 textbooks published in both English and Kinjanwanda for pre-primary and primary school children. Read more.

Animal Planet: Great Ape Trust Celebrates Rare Bonobo Birth

June 3, 2010–Teco, the first bonobo to be born at the Great Ape Trust, is a rare gift. Read more

Time: Panthera’s Lion Guardian Program Part of the Solution for Protecting Lions and People

Friday, May 21, 2010: In efforts to save declining lion populations in East Africa, solutions, such as Panthera‘s Lion Guardians program, are being tested. Read more

Forbes: Can this Bicycle Save Lives? World Bicycle Relief Delivers Better Lives through Bicycles

May 10, 2010, New York: World Bicycle Relief’s founder F. K.Day is working to get millions of people in Sub Saharan Africa onto heavy-duty bikes designed to withstand rough roads and carry up to 200 pounds of cargo. Read More

Fast Company Magazine: Ashesi University Founder Named one of 100 Most Creative People in 2010

May 2010:  Ashesi University founder Patrick Awuah was named one of 100 most creative people in business for 2010 by New York’s  Fast Company magazine. Read more

Wall Street Journal: Op-Ed by Aid for Africa Member Africa Fighting Malaria

April 8, 2010: About those malaria goals–Modern science, including insecticides, saves lives. Too bad environmentalists and regulators, from Washington to Brussels, are so eager to stop it.  Read more

Financial Times: Patrick Awuah’s Ashesi University Sets High Standards to Mold Africa’s Future Leaders

Thursday, January 28, 2010: Some say that the most powerful way to change the world is to educate its future leaders. This is certainly the view of Patrick Awuah, founder [...]

CNN Story on Aid for Africa Member Solar Light for Africa

Thursday, November 5, 2009: A family-run charity is making life a little bit brighter in Eastern Africa. CNN’s T.J. Holmes reports. Learn more

Channel 8 News in Austin, Texas, Story on Aid for Africa Member A Glimmer of Hope

Friday, July 31, 2009: A Glimmer of Hope Foundation and students from the Austin Tennis Academy visit northern Ethiopia to meet with villagers and see two schools and eight water wells built with donations from the Austin Tennis Academy. Learn more

Aid for Africa Member Earth Institute, Merck Launch Program to Strengthen Rural Africa Health Systems

Monday, June 22, 2009: The Earth Institute at Columbia University with the Merck Company Foundation announces program to train 800 community health workers to serve 400,000 people in ten African countries. Read more

CNN Story on Aid for Africa Member Books for Africa

Friday, June 19, 2009: “Feeding kids’ minds: a moral obligation?” by John Blake looks at a recent trip to bring books to Tanzania though Aid for Africa member Books for Africa. Learn more

Aid for Africa Member Global Action for Children Speaks Out on the Day of the African Child

Tuesday, June 16, 2009: Global Action for Children says that 12 million AIDS orphans and 38 million children out of school in sub-Saharan Africa need a Children’s Advocate. Read more

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