ANF in the Press

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10 October 2023

Live Aid led to the patronising ‘save Africa’ industry. We don’t need a musical about it

Some people love musicals. I am not a fan (there, I said it!). That’s why I rarely pay attention to notices about new ones in the making. That changed last week when I saw the announcement for a musical at the Old Vic about the 1985 Live Aid concert, which raised money for the devastating famine in Ethiopia. It made me sit up and take a deep, slow breath.

26 September 2023

Nigeria's new media seeks to cover Africa's ignored stories

That narrative is what a new breed of local media created by young Nigerians hopes to counter by getting away from the stereotypes they say are too often perpetuated by the foreign press.

25 May 2023

Meet the Daring Young Africans Inspiring People of All Ages

From setting Guinness World Records to turning plastic into high fashion—or creating personal AI chatbots—young Africans are showing their agency and urgency.

3 May 2023

Afropolitan: Can a digital nation create abundance for Africa?

Is it possible to build the type of country that meets the needs of its citizens without the misaligned values that stand in the way today? Moky Makura explores a bold new vision aimed at building a digital nation across Africa and the diaspora.

28 February 2023

African leaders behaving badly

When Africa’s leaders are the main lens through which outsiders view the continent, they should take care to present themselves well. Moky Makura examines some cases of African leaders ‘behaving badly’ and suggests some simple rules from school discipline that would help them clean up their acts.

28 February 2023

Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to new report

Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to the Who is Influencing Who? Unpacking Youth and Influence in Africa report.

14 December 2022

How African news agency Bird is breaking negative stereotypes about the continent

Launched in 2021 by nonprofit Africa No Filter, the agency has run 400 news stories portraying Africa beyond poverty, conflict and corruption.

13 December 2022

100 Most Influential Africans of 2022

ANF's Moky Makura has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2022. Thank you New African for recognizing the work we do. Go to page 54 to read the full feature.