Diaspora Summit Adopts Legacy Projects

The Global African Diaspora Summit has adopted a set of legacy projects, including a fund that will harness the financial resources of the diaspora, which will be used for the continent's development.

The diaspora fund aims to improve Africa's infrastructure needs.

  • Zimbabwe:  President Returns Home

    The Herald, 26 May 2012

    PRESIDENT Mugabe returned home yesterday from South Africa where he attended the first Global African Diaspora Summit held in Johannesburg. read more »

  • Africa:  Obasanjo, Mbeki to Speak at Global Diaspora Summit

    Leadership, 25 May 2012

    Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, and Namibia's Sam Nujoma are billed to speak at the ongoing Global African Diaspora Summit in Johannesburg, South ... read more »

  • Angola:  Nation At African Global Diaspora Ministerial Meeting

    Angola Press Agency, 26 May 2012

    An Angolan Foreign Affairs Ministry delegation attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Global African Diaspora held from May 23-25 in Johannesburg, South Africa. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  President in South Africa for Diaspora Summit

    The Herald, 25 May 2012

    PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday evening to attend the Global African Diaspora Summit to be held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg today. read more »

  • Africa:  Guests Arrive for the Global African Diaspora Summit

    BuaNews, 25 May 2012

    Resplendent in traditional attire from countries across the continent, delegates attending the first Global African Diaspora Summit have started arriving at the Sandton Convention ... read more »

  • Africa:  Continent Lures Its Diaspora for Development Projects

    Southern African News Features, 22 May 2012

    Africa plans to launch a fund to harness the financial resources of its citizens based in the Diaspora which will be used for development projects on the continent. read more »

  • Africa:  Diaspora Summit Can Jump-Start New Partnership (guest column)

    Constituency for Africa, 12 March 2012

    Time is now of the essence regarding the Africa-Africa Diaspora partnership as the continent appears poised to become an important destination of global prosperity in the coming ... read more »

  • Africa:  Govts Look to Diaspora for Long-Term Investments

    This is Africa, 5 March 2012

    Keen to harness the full potential of migrant communities, African governments are looking for ways to tap their savings as a source of finance. Diaspora bonds are an increasingly ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Experts Focus on Diaspora's Role in Development

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 March 2012

    Somalis living abroad send home more than US$1 billion - perhaps even as much as $2 billion - every year, and they have kept on doing so, despite bureaucratic obstacles. read more »

  • Africa:  Business As Usual/Cash and Compassion - Somali Diaspora Under the Spotlight (analysis)

    African Arguments, 7 March 2012

    Two Somalia-focused events took place in over the last 10 days hot-on-the-heels of the London-Somalia Conference, the outcomes of which have been discussed in some detail here ... read more »

  • Africa:  What's Diaspora Got to Do With It? (analysis)

    African Arguments, 10 January 2012

    It's fast becoming commonplace to say Africa is experiencing a renaissance. Many of its countries, once bywords for hopeless basket cases, have made a sharp turn away from skid row ... read more »

  • Africa:  Defining the Diaspora's Role and Potential With Africa (analysis)

    African Arguments, 12 January 2012

    Beyond the broad categorizations of the African diaspora and rhetorical questions posed by Dele Fatunla in his blog post, "What's Diaspora Got To Do With It?", he raises an ... read more »

  • Africa:  What's Diaspora Got to Do With It? It's All About Social Capital (analysis)

    African Arguments, 25 January 2012

    To the question in this blog's inviting post "What's Diaspora got to do with it?"[1] I offer one answer- "social capital". The World Bank defines 'social capital' as "the norms and ... read more »

  • Africa:  Ideas for Africa - Tapping Into the Diaspora

    United States Department of State, 9 November 2011

    Solome Lemma had been working on African development and aid programs for years when her mother pointed her to a new approach. read more »

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