The “Ecole Regionale Superieure de la Magistrature” (ERSUMA) or the Higher Regional School of the Judiciary, a sub-regional organization for “the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa” will be hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 AM that will be videocast in the capital cities of several countries throughout West Africa, including Bamako, Dakar, Niamey, Lomé and Ouagadougou.  The workshop is to discuss the findings of a study that was financed by TrustAfrica’s Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) project on the topic “The Difficulties of Debt Recovery by SMEs in the UEMOA (otherwise known as ECOWAS):  the Case of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.”  The videocast will be available in the media centers of the “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie” (AUF).  The workshop will be opened by the General Director of ERSUMA, as well as Mr. Sunday A. Khan, head of the ICBE project for TrustAfrica.  Further information is available through ERSUMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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March 2, 2011

The Inquirer
May 2010

Helmer’s docu on Zimbabwe election put camera on the voters


November 25, 2010


Groups Celebrate Anti-Corruption Day Thursday

Daily Observer (Liberia)
December 8, 2010

Building an online constituency for democracy and development in Africa

Effect magazine
Autumn 2010


TrustAfrica, a young foundation with an ambitious agenda, has embraced social media to forge links and foster dialogue across the continent and among the Diaspora. Along the way it has learned a bit about what these tools can and cannot achieve, but some answers are still proving elusive.

Clinton Gathering Closes In New York

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
September 24, 2010

By Caroline Preston

Former President Bill Clinton’s annual philanthropy meeting wrapped up Thursday, with appearances from President Obama, Michelle Obama, and Bill Gates.

TrustAfrica commits to lead $2.7 million fund for research on business and investment in Africa

African initiative builds knowledge to fuel enterprise and drive pro-poor growth

NEW YORK, September 23, 2010—TrustAfrica’s commitment to strengthening private enterprise and fostering pro-poor growth throughout Africa was featured on stage today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. Over the next three years, TrustAfrica will provide $2.7 million for pioneering research on ways to stimulate the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and ensure that prosperity is broadly shared.

We are thrilled to report that “Shungu: The Resilience of a People” — a documentary film about the electoral crisis in Zimbabwe — has won the 2010 Ousmane Sembene Prize at the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Shungu was directed by our design consultant, Saki Mafundikwa, and received a grant from TrustAfrica for production.

Off the Pitch: African Philanthropy Comes Into Its Own

July 13, 2010

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