“White saviour”, “poverty porn”, “reinforcing negative stereotypes” have been some of the phrases thrown at Ed Sheeran in recent weeks after he ‘won’ the 2017 Rusty Radiator award handed out by Radi-Aid. This annual award, along with the Golden Radiator, highlights the very worst and best fundraising videos in international development. The judges criticise videos […]Read More The two sides of Ed Sheeran’s development work
When invited to review Ashish Thakkar’s book, The Lion Awakes, I was also asked to do a Q&A with him about some of the topics that he explores in the book. Thank you to Ashish for taking the time to answer my questions so fully! How do you view the importance of aid versus trade (or […]Read More An interview with Ashish Thakkar
Africa is home to six of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Collective GDP has now reached $2 trillion, up from $587 billion in 2000. 400,000 new companies were registered in 2014 and by 2040 Africa will have a larger workforce than China. These statistics, impressive as they are, only tell a small part of […]Read More Review: ‘The Lion Awakes’, by Ashish Thakkar
Check out this video by Al Jazeera English, presented by Mehdi Hasan, about some of the myths surrounding the continent of Africa.Read More Do you speak African?
Each year the Norwegian based organisation Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH) highlight the very best and worst of charity aid videos to try and change the way the aid industry approaches development and how poverty is represented. They look for those that are misrepresenting the people they claim to help, stereotype and possibly hinder […]Read More The Rusty and Golden Radiator Awards are in
This post first appeared on the KickStart Ghana blog. Are you passionate about football? Think you have what it takes to represent Africa in telling football stories to the world? Then this competition is for you. Copa90 are looking for six football fanatics, one from each continent, to tell football stories from around the globe. […]Read More Copa90’s Global Talent Search
African people don’t want your stinky T-shirts and other mythbusters by Eliza Anyangwe.Read More African people don’t want your stinky T-shirts