Monthly Archives: January 2015

Success Story from Uganda: Andrew Rugasira’s Good African Coffee

By Heidi G. Frontani This post shares the success story of a Ugandan social entrepreneur and reviews his 2013 book, A Good African Story: How a Small Company Built a Global Coffee Brand. Andrew Rugasira grew up in Uganda. He received a degree in Law and Economics in 1992 from the University of London. Mr. […]

Success Story from Cameroon: Samuel Eto’o Gives Children a Chance

By guest blogger Justine Maisha Davis* Samuel Eto’o is the most decorated African football player of all time, winning the African Player of the Year award four times. Born in Cameroon, to a middle class family, he was trained at the Kadji Sports Academy in Douala before beginning training at the Real Madrid youth academy in […]

Success Story from Somalia: Fatima Jibrell’s Conservation Initiatives

Fatima Jama Jibrell was born in 1947 in Somalia. Due to the struggles of her mother, Ms. Jibrell was able to attend school. Her father was a merchant marine who settled in the USA. At the age of 16, Ms. Jibrell joined her father in the USA. A few years later she returned to Somalia […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Nwankwo Kanu’s Heart Foundation

Nwankwo Kanu was born in Owerri in southeastern Nigeria in 1976. By the age of 15 he was playing professional football (soccer). From 1994 to 2000, he played for the national team and served as its Captain. Kanu became legendary for his soccer skills. He won an Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996, has […]

Success Story from South Sudan: John Dau’s ‘Lost Boys’ Clinic

John Bul Dau was born in 1974 in what is now South Sudan. In 1987, when John was 12 years old, his village, Duk Payuel, was attacked in the middle of the night by government forces from northern Sudan and his family was scattered due to the violence. Mr. Dau consequently spent three months traveling […]