Archive for the ‘Pan Africa’ Category

Another World Refugee day, sadly the numbers of those displaced keep growing

Friday, June 20th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Drought, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7257" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="Digging an access road in Simbili settlement,Rhino camp,Arua. Oxfam is providing short-term employment to both refugees and host communities to help ensure that refugees can earn small amounts of money to meet basic needs. Oxfam’s ...

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

‘Achieving resilience through holistic programming from humanitarian to long term approaches.’

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, DR Congo, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Photos, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Following the successful joint Food Security and Livelihoods workshop in December 2012, and numerous Markets and Private Sector events held over the past two years, this year’s workshop will be cross-programme and cross affiliate. It will bring together themes from fundraising ...

5 actions to make Obama’s Africa trip a success

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

There’s been a lot of hoopla about the cost of President Obama’s upcoming trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, but I guess that’s what it costs to ship limousines, bullet proof glass, and set up temporary medical ...

African Union at 50 – how do we inspire a united future?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 Posted in Governance, Pan Africa | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6393" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="The African Union HQ in Addis"][/caption] The recent jubilee celebrations marking 50 years of African unity set the stage for us to reflect on the successes and challenges the continent has faced, and present Africa with an ...

Trying to solve the poverty puzzle

Monday, June 17th, 2013 Posted in Pan Africa | No Comments »

"The Power of People Against Poverty" is the name of Oxfam's new strategic plan for 2013 to 2019. The strategy has six main components for ending poverty. This "Rubik's Cube" video explains the different sides of the puzzle. Below, Oxfam ...

Scandal of land grabs and tax dodging continues at expense of the world’s poor – G8 leaders must act

Monday, June 17th, 2013 Posted in Aid, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

Money flowing illicitly into tax havens could pay entire education budget of Kenya and Tanzania [caption id="attachment_6372" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Pupils at school in northern Tanzania"][/caption] During the two days of the G8 Summit, which starts today, $2.2 billion in illicit flows will ...

“We don’t want food aid. We want reform” – Tanzanian farmer tells US Congress

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Food security, Pan Africa, Tanzania | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6347" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Emiliana Aligaesha and Mwanahamisi Salimu from Oxfam in Tanzania visit the US"][/caption] “The great problem is that we have no sure markets where we can buy and sell,” Emiliana Aligaesha explained exasperatedly. “This makes the young people discouraged ...

Voices from Africa: the African Union at 50

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Governance, Pan Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan | No Comments »

I recently spent three days in Africa’s capital, Addis Ababa, the seat of the African Union. During this time, there was a flurry of activity in the margins of the AU summit but I found my own space ...

Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 Posted in Arms Trade, DR Congo, Pan Africa, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6329" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Armed teenage cattle herder in West Pokot, Kenya"][/caption] History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed ...