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Impact Africa

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November 14th 2013:Africa – Africans in the Diaspora

When it comes to defining the nature and funding for Africa’s growth, the driver’s seat seems to be occupied by non-Africans. It was first the colonial masters, then America and lately the Chinese. But with remittance from Africans in the diaspora now outstripping foreign aid from foreign governments, can Africans get together, unite and take over the task of really and truly driving Africa’s growth? Can we, in spite of our differences shape our own destiny? If yes, how can individuals, particularly Africans in the diaspora make this happen? Tune in to Impact Africa to listen to my guest – S

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Solome Lemma

Solome Lemma (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Africans in the Diaspora) Solome is a philanthropist, activist, and organizer. For over five years, she served as The Global Fund for Children’s Senior Program Officer for Africa, managing a large portfolio that included work with over 100 grassroots organizations in about 25 countries. Through Africans in the Diaspora (AiD), she is leading major efforts to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the Diaspora to advance sustainable development in Africa. In the past, Solome has worked with the UN Development Programme in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch in New York City, and International Rescue Committee in Liberia. Solome receiv
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