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ActionAid takes the opportunity of the 2014 Day of the African Child, which is entitled: ‘Child Friendly, Quality, Free and Compulsory Education for the African Child’ to express our committment to advance the issue of girls education vis-a-vis the current security challenges schools are experiencing due the activities of the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.

In 1994 up to a million people in Rwanda were killed over 100 days, approximately 20 per cent of Rwanda’s population, in the genocide against the Tutsis. Twenty years on and Rwanda has made...

ActionAid's response to the progress report from the African Union Panel on Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows and tax avoidance in Africa is ActionAid's  press briefing leading up to the African Union Finance Ministers Conference Abuja, Nigeria, 25-30 March, 2014.

ActionAid is calling for an end to harmful tax breaks and increased cooperation between governments to prevent tax competition which leads to a ‘race to the bottom’.
...But the farmers we talked to today in the very hot and dry area of northern Ghana we're in gave us a bag as a gift.At harvest time there's plenty of food around and people are practically giving...
Last month, police raided the offices of ActionAid Uganda, the Great Lakes Institute (GLISS), and Solidarity Uganda. More raids on the offices of other NGOs have since followed. Every indication...
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