President’s Messages

Aliko Dangote has become one of the world's wealthiest individuals by investing in Africa.
Aliko Dangote has become one of the world's wealthiest individuals by investing in Africa.

Made in Africa

Africa’s risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not really very good at telling our own story. But things are changing and people are beginning to understand that things are going very, very well. – Aliko Dangote

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Africare's former Honorary Chair, Nelson Mandela
Africare's former Honorary Chair, Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: A Life Upright

Nelson Mandela possessed a monumental backbone.He wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that he liked to think he inherited his father’s “straight and stately posture.” He was right. Mandela stood up perfectly straight – over six feet tall – and in every way nobly towered over his adversaries. He firmly demanded his own and others’ rights whenever they were withheld, never blinking in the face of intimidation. He was principled. He considered matters thoroughly, so he acted with poise and with full knowledge of the possible consequences, however grave.

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Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

Saying What We Mean: How 94 Cents of Every Africare Dollar Goes to Programs in Africa

We say it all the time. “Ninety-four cents of every Africare dollar goes to program activities in Africa.” And it’s true. Independent, certified public accountants confirm this number, and at Africare we always make sure that anyone can view our audited financial statements and IRS Forms 990 online if they wish. Our financial records demonstrate, substantiate and corroborate the number in every way. But beyond being legitimate, this statistic is also a simplification. Let’s look at it more closely.

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