Posts tagged humanitarianism


Soldier, feminist and passionate humanitarian: In conversation with United Nations Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee

UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee has one of those CVs that will blow you away. Sneak a peek at his Twitter bio and you will see what we are talking about. Ex Indian Special Forces. Ex Red Cross. Princeton alumnus. And a presiding don of the opinion pages at Huffington Post and Reuters. We’re sure you see what we are talking about. He’s a man worth paying attention to. We’re glad he recently spared a few minutes to sit down for an interview with Dr Diana Wangari who brings us the scoop.

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Nigerian economist Tony Elumelu donates $500,000 to Sierra Leone

Tony Elumelu, chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation donated $500,000 to Sierra Leone following the mudslide disaster. The tragedy has drawn a huge show of support from across the African continent. Countries continue to donate their human and financial resources, and many Africans have taken to social media to bring news of the disaster to the fore when mainstream foreign media under-reported it. This is definitely how Africans should support each other during times of crisis.