Join me and a distinguished list of discussants for an evening of discourse about the state of remittances and economic growth in Africa. The Africa-America Institute’s next Speaker Series panel discussion will explore the role remittances can play in bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the African continent. The panel discussion entitled “Can Remittances from the […]

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One of the cornerstones of our mission here at PD is to encourage the African Diaspora to do more with their remittances. Annually, it is estimated that Diaspora remittances to Africa are inching north of $40 billion. That’s money put directly in the hands of those who need it. Increasingly, remittance investments are becoming the […]

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On October 18th, Western Union’s foundation arm announced a plan to mobilize support for the ebola response in West Africa: The Western Union Foundation is making a grant of US$25,000 to the International Medical Corps to support the organization’s response actions, which includes teams of trainers traveling in affected areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia to increase the […]

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Guy Samuel interviewed yours truly about our little remittances startup a few months back for his Masters thesis in International Relations at Institut Barcelona. Remit.ug is exemplary of the benefit that can be created when mobile telephony meets entrepreneurial spirit. Although the service is young, it shows high potential. Ruge and his associates have leveraged […]

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