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Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar (By Carl Manlan, Chief Operating Officer at Ecobank Foundation, and Michael Mapstone, Director of External Affairs and Global Engagement at the Charities Aid Foundation)

Five years ago, the Ecobank Foundation collaborated with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to design a strategy that would help us become the ‘go-to’ partner in Africa

By Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the African continent can truly flourish and provide long term stability and…

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The African Union Covid-19 Response Fund: a new social contract (By Ebba Kalondo, Carl Manlan)

We need African resources for African transformation, and the fund is a significant step in that direction

The African Union recently rolled out the Partnership to Accelerate Covid-19 Testing (PACT) ( building on the lessons from past outbreaks and epidemics. In early 2014, when Ebola cases were first reported in the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, Africa was taken by surprise. The spread of the…