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March 1, 2019

Oprah Winfrey Delivers Possibilities to Girls in South Africa, with help from FedEx

“I lost it.  I mean, I couldn’t believe it.” That’s how 24 year-old Slee (short for Slindokuhle Accurate Mathebula) says she felt the moment she got the news that she had been accepted into the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG).  Competition is keen for admission to the prestigious school which opened its doors

March 19, 2015 Unlocking Economic Opportunity Throughout Africa

Here’s an eye-opening stat: Up to 70 percent of African crops are wasted because farmers lack a way to connect with buyers. Here’s another: There are 700 million mobile phones in use throughout Africa, but only 200 million of them are smartphones. Those numbers provided Benin native Vital Sounouvou with an idea. What if he

November 25, 2013

Making childbirth safer for Tanzania’s women

You might remember the 2012 blog post about how FedEx supported a maternity ward at a hospital in Tanzania. I am the coordinator of this project on behalf of the German medical charity action medeor, one of Europe’s largest such organizations.This summer I had the opportunity to visit the ward and see for myself with my own eyes the great progress that has been made so far. I am now delighted to report back to you.

May 23, 2013

Africa’s Moment to Move Forward

I recently returned from the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.  The city lives up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world.  But the assembled leaders were there to do much more than just take in the view.  Like the early explorers who founded Cape Town, this group of leaders came to chart a course for a new era of growth and opportunity for the continent.  Optimism was the prevailing mood of the participants, though

December 17, 2012

Making a Difference in Tanzania

Did you know that around half a million women die every year because of pregnancy related complications and that over 90% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries? Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This is why FedEx supports the maintenance and improvement of a maternity waiting home in Tanzania as part of our CSR activities.

September 27, 2012

Women and the Arab World: The Promise of Morocco?

Sunsets and sand dunes, brewed mint tea in the High Atlas mountains, the mystique of medieval medinas, wafts of rose water permeating the night sky--Morocco easily captivates the imagination and senses.  As an exotic gateway bridging Africa, Europe and Arab World, this North African nation occupies a geographical position of strategic importance coupled with a rich blend of indigenous and Arabic influences.

October 26, 2011

Sending Aid, Delivering Hope to Eastern Africa

Authors: Pete Brumbaugh Heart to Heart International  Jaya VadlamudiInternational Medical Corps

August 22, 2011

Horn of Africa food crisis: FedEx delivers food aid

In response to the famine in Somalia, yesterday FedEx & UNICEF delivered 91 metric tons of Food Aid to Nairobi via a Boeing 777F.A second shipment is scheduled to follow utilizing another 777F.- Learn more about UNICEF or the FedEx shipment -