ANF Blog

Write for us. We’re looking for thought-provoking commentary on popular culture and your responses, stereotypical stories or artistic depictions of Africa, and Africans.

We’re also looking for the boldest and most beautiful image you have of Africa. Whether it’s your favorite building, public art piece, or green space in your city. You can also share ordinary moments that show the uniqueness of where you live, your heritage, and cultural or religious celebrations.

You can also share traditional cuisine, street fashion, iconic locations, and lifestyle experiences. Remember to only send hi-resolution images that are taken with a smartphone or a digital camera. All photos will be credited and all rights remain with the photographer.

3 May 2021 Africa No Filter

New Report on African media shows western sources dominate how the African story is told

The research surveyed 38 African editors, analyzed content from 60 African news outlets in 15 countries (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DRC, Egypt, Tunisia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal) between September and October 2020.

4 August 2020,  Moky Makura

Literature Review of Academic writing on African Narratives

In 2018 the fictional country Wakanda from the film Black Panther was the fourth most mentioned African country on Twitter, after Egypt, South Africa and Kenya. The fact that Africa’s 4th most talked about country doesn’t exist tells us two things: pop culture is a powerful tool for narrative work and we need to do more to make Africa’s 51 remaining real countries more compelling.

30 March 2020

#ANF Summit: 26 February, Johannesburg

The #Africa No Filter summit on 26 February 2020 in Johannesburg brought together leaders and luminaries from business, artist, culture and more, as we discuss why we must change this narrative now – and how we can do it together.

26 February 2020

#AfricaNoFilter Announces Expanded Collaborative Funding, Introduces New Executive Director

Nigeria’s Access Bank among global group of funders and partners and incoming Executive Director, Moky Makura, brings Pan-African communication and foundation expertise to established narrative-building program.

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