Africa

October 29, 2014
Vintage_Coca-Cola_Vending_Machines

Now a walk to the Coca Cola vending machine will earn you not just a soft drink, but also a portal into cyberspace

In Umtata and Nelspruit, South Africa “share a Coke” Takes on Global Dimensions. An innovative collaboration between Coca Cola South Africa and BT Global Services is bringing to the most remote and poor communities of Umtata and Nelspruit, South Africa, a first-time opportunity to finally join the internet revolution. The […]
April 24, 2014

Drought Insurance for Kenyan Cattle Farmers?

Insurance is a common way of life for most societies. American farmers are insured for a myriad of potential losses, from drought to flood. Not so with the farmers in Kenya who are predominantly Islam and whose sharia laws do not sanction insurance. Insurance, according to the Islam point of […]
May 21, 2013
Save the Children

Drug Manufacturers Embrace Philanthropy

The pharmaceutical industry has been weathering public controversies for decades, not only in dealing with damage control on countless patents that are either proven to be ineffective or dangerous, but also with the crushing cost of their drugs in developing countries. This last point has been painfully obvious with anti-malarial […]
May 2, 2013
West and Africa building partenerships

Africa’s New Models in Philanthropy

The recent Madonna debacle in Malawi – centered around a statement sent from the State House erroneously labeling the singer as a pompous attention-seeker for her charity work (who would have thought?) – has led to a much larger investigative look at the role philanthropy now plays in Africa. I recently read […]