The beautiful city of Dakar is the political, commercial and cultural capital of Senegal. It is not only TrustAfrica’s headquarters, but also West Africa’s hub for NGOs and international agencies. To ensure Dakar remains a lovely place to be, something must be done to keep some of its neighbourhoods cleaner. This initiative is to create awareness among Dakar inhabitants, particularly the youth, and galvanize them to work for, and share the benefits of a cleaner Dakar.
Visit the web site at 10km.trustafrica.org for more information.
Africa is on the verge of embracing an exciting new paradigm of higher education. It envisions a future of broad-based prosperity, and importantly, a century in which Africans define their own needs and ambitions. The new higher education paradigm strives for excellence across the disciplines—the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, technology—and gives strong emphasis to gender. We saw this paradigm emerge earlier this month at the continent-wide higher education summit in Dakar organized by TrustAfrica and our 12 partners. These stories capture some of the new thinking behind a future we will shape together.
Tendai Murisa, Executive Director, TrustAfrica
Trust Africa is delighted to join His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Fatou Bensouda - ICC Chief Prosecutor, and H.E. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, and countless others in congratulating Victor Ochen and the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) for their joint 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination.
We are pleased to share On Africa’s Farms, an eBook that compiles articles published in the Mail & Guardian Africa. They are a result of TrustAfrica’s partnership with the Nairobi-based news organization which seeks to enhance coverage of development issues.
Africa’s Wealthy Give Back provides a perspective on philanthropic giving by wealthy Africans in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
TrustAfrica’s grantee, Victor Ochen, who directs the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) in Uganda, was invited by the International Criminal Court to attend the pre-trial hearing of its case against former Lord Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen in the Hague.
The New York Times (in an AP story on 26 Jan 2015) reported that:
Victor Ochen, director of a group called the African Youth Initiative Network, was in the court's public gallery to watch Ongwen's appearance and said his status as a former child soldier should not overshadow Ongwen's acts as a senior commander in a group notorious for sexual enslavement, mutilations and kidnapping tens of thousands of victims.