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Dana Sanchez, 2:53 pm
Sentebale means “forget me not” in in Sesotho, the language of Lesotho. That’s the name of Prince Harry’s charity, which helps the littlest victims of Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Harry stars in a new documentary about Lesotho. On his first visit, he was struck by Lesotho’s raw beauty, but also by the many children whose lives were shattered by HIV. Lesotho is often overlooked by travelers to Africa, but once people venture within its borders, they fall in love with the country, writes Lucy Corne for AFKTravel.com.
Dana Sanchez, 3:20 pm AFKI Original
It is possible to monetize being multicultural. Ghana-born entrepreneur Roberta Annan is proof. Part of a family of diplomats, Annan has lived and worked since her teenage years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the U.S., learning along the way to blend cultures to build successful businesses. At 33, Annan is an impact investor, global development consultant and fashion entrepreneur. She advises wealthy people on how to invest in Africa. Anna spoke to AFKInsider about how exposure to different cultures helps young African entrepreneurs improve their businesses in Africa.
He Hid In Namibia For 10 Years And Tried Self-Reform. US Judge Jails Israeli Fugitive For Securities FraudBy Dana Sanchez, 6:23 pm
Jacob “Kobi” Alexander returned to the U.S. from Namibia hoping for a plea deal. Prosecutors said he could easily “find his next Namibia” and a federal judge agreed, jailing him as a flight risk until his sentencing in December. While living in Namibia, Alexander paid back millions in fines to the U.S. He settled for $53 million with the SEC in one of the largest settlements ever in an options back-dating case.
Dana Sanchez, 8:59 am
Business investors aren’t the only ones spotting Africa’s potential. Name-brand foundations are also investing in Africa, making grants on a historic level. Still, charity has its critics. Akon is one of the most vocal. The U.S.-based rap star is one of the most famous impact investors in Africa — and one of the most prominent voices against giving charity to Africans. These are some of the biggest philanthropic foundations giving money in Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:56 am
Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba’s charitable foundation is under investigation from the Charity Commission after an article published in The Daily Mail claims regulatory concerns and mismanagement, which the former Chelsea player denies wholeheartedly through a statement.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:40 am AFKI Original
There are many African soccer player who have a strong philanthropic spirit, and who do a great deal for communities around Africa through various foundations and charitable acts or events that they organise, helping to raise funds or awareness by using their fame and popularity. We look at a list of soccer players past and present who have given back to others thanks to the fame and fortune that came with their professional sporting career.
Dana Sanchez, 12:28 pm
All dividends from Allan Gray’s asset management firm will be used for philanthropic purposes. This donation puts the South African billionaire in the company of U.S. philanthropists Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, who five years ago started Giving Pledge, which encourages billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. “We consider this both the right thing to do and a small but necessary contribution toward a society full of hope for all humanity,” Gray said.
Dana Sanchez, 2:22 pm
Rural African communities don’t need overseas charity, says Senegalese-American superstar rapper-turned-entrepreneur Akon. They need affordable renewable energy delivered by trained African professionals managing for-profit businesses. This will create jobs. Akon Lighting Africa founders say the company could start an African energy renaissance. Akon admits his main contribution is his name and the marketing opportunities that come with it.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:16 am
A shirt belonging to Didier Drogba was auctioned off in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire this week in an effort to raise funds for the Salomon Kalou Foundation, with the successful bidder acquiring the striker’s top for $7,500. The foundation, which is run by Drogba’s former Chelsea and Ivorian national side team-mate Kalou, is currently in the process of constructing a private hospital which is designed to treat kidney diseases.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:49 am AFKI Original
The attacker recently opened the first of five hospitals that he is currently working to open in Cote D’Ivoire. The first hospital is a $1 million facility in a district in the capital, Abidjan called Attecoube, and it will focus on medical care and treatment for the less fortunate, who cannot afford more expensive healthcare.
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