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Archive for August 2017

We’ve signed Neymar!!!!

My charity Handicap International has signed up Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer to be its new global Ambassador.   As Chair of Trustees of Handicap International UK I’m delighted that Neymar has agreed to work with us on behalf of disabled children around the world. In this age when so many football millionaires are…

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We’re growing all the time.   One of the joys of life as a social entrepreneur is the chances it provides to meet and work with a host of exciting people. I’m so delighted to know and be associated with two young dynamic entrepreneurs like Nwabisa Mayema in South Africa and Frenny Jowi in Kenya.…

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From BBC Intern to Africa’s young Journalist of the Year

Ancillar Mangena is one of the hottest young talents in African journalism. She recently won the Sanlam Excellence in Financial Journalism Best Newcomer Award. It capped a year in which she won the CNN Young African Journalist Award and was a finalist for the Foreign Press Association Award and the Thomson Foundation Awards.   I…

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Honoured To Be At Cambridge Africa Society!

Earlier this summer I was invited to chair a panel at Cambridge University’s Africa Society. The Africa Together conference covered a lot of topics and its at events like these where you’re reminded of the talent and energy of Africa’s young people and the continent’s great potential. I was flattered to receive this beautiful plaque…

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