“We are losing a lot of this capital that we need as a result of everything we throw out of the continent through illegal means and there is an estimate that the continent loses annually at least fifty billion dollars every year through illicit capital outflow,” he said. If this is an accurate estimate, then […]

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Europe is the European arm of a global Nigerian Diaspora Network. Established in 2000 and registered a year later in England and Wales under the Companies Act, the organization’s Headquarters is in London, from where it serves its 19 Regional Chapters in 18 European Countries. NIDO Europe was created […]

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It is a common practice that many Ugandans in the Diaspora trek home to cerebrate the Christmas festivals with the families. Therefore this year’s Conference code named “Home is the Best Summit -3” will be held in Lira on 23rd December 2009, Kampala on 29th to 30th December 2009, and Mbale on 4th January 2010. Home is the Best Summit – 3 because it will be the third Conference to organise under such a theme.

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We just got wind that The Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank is conducting a study on the role of Africans in the Diaspora. For those that would like to participate in the survey please click the link below to contribute. There is a groundswell of activity by the African Diaspora, in Africa. […]

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It would be an understatement to say that my article “Celebrity Stunts of Altruism are Killing Livelihoods in Africa,” didn’t get any link-love. It went beyond that. It kick-started a wide-ranging debate that touched on all sides of Ashton Kutcher, malaria, foreign aid, and Africa’s place in the aid debate. I have been really humbled […]

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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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Jiliana added, “we came together. Ory, David, and I were in Kenya at various times [during the crisis]. In the early days it was the three of us who were in Kenya…the programming and the setup was done by the guys overseas. What we did was enter content, and blogged on our own blogs and told other people about the [Ushahidi] platform.”

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I met Nakku Senkeeto on the first day of the UNAA Conference. To be specific, she was the first person I introduced myself to. However, it took four tries to arrange a sit-down conversation with her. Between speaking to young entrepreneurs looking to invest in their homeland, and being mobbed at her booth, it was […]

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Dear Africa, We hope this letter finds you in good spirits. So many times we’ve meant to write, but the life and times of this distant land keeps us scratching for survival. We see you in the news from time to time, and we are moved. We feel the wave of sadness drifting from your […]

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Alright, we are continuing plugging away at the underbelly of this here little site. This index page is somewhat functional as you can tell. But there is still a ton of work to be done in the other sections. Ideally we’d like to get the feature section completed so that we can start waxing poetic […]

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