ANF in the Press

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12 May 2022

We Want More Young, Famous and African

The reality show fits neatly into the category of celebrity content that thrives on drama, scandal, beef, and over-the-top displays of luxury, to hook audiences. But there’s more to it than that, which is why it’s important.

3 May 2022

Greta Thunberg speaks for Africa when it comes to climate. Where are Africa's voices?

Africa has become the face of the global climate crisis, yet Greta Thunberg has emerged as the continent’s leading voice of advocacy - even among African activists, according to the newly launched report, Climate Change in Africa: Are Africans sleepwalking to disaster?

14 April 2022

Africa’s Stockholm syndrome

Despite the degrading and abusive treatment African students faced in Ukraine, some wanted to remain there, in spite of the war, rather than return home. Why do we Africans return to our abuser time and time again? asks Moky Makura.

22 March 2022,  Moky Makura

How to Tell a Story About Coups in Africa

In “How to tell a story about six coups in Africa”, Moky Makura discusses the need for accuracy when it comes to writing about Africa. This is the first in a series of bird opinion pieces, featuring African influencers.

18 March 2022

New Business in Africa Narrative Report shows another ‘scramble for Africa’ by foreign powers is underway in international media

There is another scramble for Africa according to international media, but this time it is about who can best profit from the continent’s business opportunities. And the charge is being led by foreign powers, with 70% of coverage about business in Africa referencing China, the USA, Russia, France, and the UK, according to the newly launched The Business in Africa Narrative Report, by Africa No Filter and AKAS.

22 December 2021

Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.

30 September 2021,  Moky Makura

Do we have what it takes to be One Africa?

Although Africans have more in common with each other than differences, the real dream of a One Africa, as envisaged by Kwame Nkrumah, remains elusive. Why is this? asks Moky Makura

13 September 2021,  Moky Makura

How not to write about an African election

By the end of 2021, 13 African countries would have held presidential elections. That's 13 different opportunities for global media to paint the same story of rigged and, in some cases, violent elections that have become the single story of democracy in Africa.