International sports apparel manufacturer Puma, Senegalese rapper Akon, and Ghanaian footballer Boris Trenkel are just some of the big names that have lent a helping hand to German-based organization United For Africa. United For Africa seeks to act against the concept of Africa as the "lost continent" and to attract the attention of the German public not only to the poverty of millions of people on the African continent, but also to the people's potential and the continent's signs of hope.
Among the intitiatives that United For Africa has spearheaded are: a limited edition clothing collection designed by Puma, a music CD Africa Plays On featuring artists such as K'naan,(available on Amazon.com) and a book The African Game featuring soccer players photographed by Nigerian filmmaker and photographer Andrew Dosunmu (available on Amazon.com)
(Photo Credits: Boris Trenkel and Georg Meierotto)
To learn more about United For Africa, visit www.gemeinsam-fuer-afrika.de