Boniface Mwangi – Activism in Practice

3 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra… I'm always interested in learning about the efforts and actions of people making a difference in society. I had the privilege of meeting Boniface Mwangi, an award-winning Kenyan photo-activist, on a recent trip to Tanzania. Boniface has become synonymous with political and civic activism in... Continue Reading →

Giving Back by Running for a Cause

17 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra … We all run for a reason. Some have the talent to win races and break records, while others aim to get fit or achieve personal milestones. Some also use their running, regardless of distance or speed, to support good causes, help those in... Continue Reading →

Running from Dawn to Dusk

18 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra … I’m into my final few days of training and preparing for the Grand to Grand Ultra. Different to running a marathon or single-stage ultramarathon, a multi-stage 250km plus desert race presents a runner with a few extra challenges – running long distances... Continue Reading →

#AfricansRising – A new movement for change in Africa

32 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra … Greetings from Arusha in Tanzania. Today, 24 August 2016, marks an important milestone for civic action in Africa. Following two days of intense discussions and debates, more than 250 participants from 40 countries attending the #AfricansRising validation conference adopted the Kilimanjaro Declaration and... Continue Reading →

Eliminating NTDs in Tanzania

33 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra… Greetings from Arusha in Tanzania. As I’m visiting Tanzania this week, it provides me with an opportunity to reflect on the NTD situation in the country, and the work done by the END Fund and others. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) present Tanzania with... Continue Reading →

Running Close to the Giants of East Africa

34 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra... Greetings from Arusha in Tanzania. I arrived here late night to attend the Africans Rising Conference over the next few days. East Africa is home to many giants – Africa’s highest mountains, the best marathon athletes in the world, and also the “Big Five”.... Continue Reading →

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