Narratives of Africa

From empty sky Tue Feb 5 2013, 23:21:00

Some important and on-going debate has been sparked recently by Oxfam's See Africa Differently campaign. This is Tom Murphy's latest contribution to the debate on Humanosphere. He makes the important point that there is a risk of replacing one simplistic narrative (everyone is starving) with another ("Africa rising" or, in the case of Oxfam, "Africa = pretty"). This isn't really a contribution

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

West Africa:   Ebola Vaccine 'Highly Effective', Results Show (press release)
World Health Organization
31 July 2015

Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international ... [read more]

Central African Republic:   Muslims 'Erased' From CAR, Says Rights Group (news)
Al Jazeera
31 July 2015

Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing towards Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights ... [read more]

Burundi:   Opposition Leader in Surprise Move in Burundi (news)
Deutsche Welle
30 July 2015

In a surprise vote, Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was voted in as deputy speaker in the National Assembly despite being one of the main voices condemning the recent elections. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!


Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...