Posts tagged as: Africa

What we’re watching and reading: Think Africa; The World’s Best News; staying positive and imagining a better world; #LivingWage campaign

Information is powerful. Think Africa is a short video that collects the opinions of festival goers from the 2013 Electric Picnic in Stradbally as they consider what words come to mind when they think of ‘Africa’. Paying homage to Bob … More →

The danger of single stories: ‘Africa’

Those interested in good quality lectures, music and humour (and much else!) will already be familiar with TED – – in 2009, TED posted a talk by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie (Purple Hibiscus 2003 and Half a Yellow Sun … More →

We can all be refugees

As part of our development debates series, Omar Grech investigates the facts, duties on states and the rising sensationalist language in Malta that is amplifying the most contentious public issue in recent years at the frontier of Europe’s borders: debating … More →

Chinua Achebe: A literary legend

 “The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. … More →

Africa on Film – get to Galway!

Whether you are a film buff, film club auditor, disgruntled Chartbusters employee or just crave perspectives from outside of the Hollywood circuit a treat lies in store for you in Galway next weekend. The annual Galway African Film Festival (GAFF), … More →

2013 elections: Breaking the cycle of political violence in Kenya

On 4th March Kenyans will be going to the polls to vote in national elections. Memories of the post-election violence that gripped the country in 2007-08 are vivid, and many fear similar violence could occur again when the polls close. … More →

No shortage of future innovators in science for development at Young Scientist Exhibition

Future engineers, scientists and researchers are in no short supply of creative solutions to the challenges of global poverty, reports Patsy Toland from this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin. Eight years ago, when the notion of Development and the … More →

‘It’s just as bad as poverty’ – Africa for Norway spreads the warmth

“People don’t ignore starving people so why should we ignore cold people? Frostbite kills too.” Excerpt from the official campaign Christmas video Imagine if every person in Africa saw the “Africa for Norway” video and this was the only information … More →

Celebration or Realisation? Uganda at Fifty

In a new series by, Jamie Hitchen explores daily life and politics from Kampala, Uganda. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of Ugandan independence from British colonial rule. Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM), in power since 1986, … More →

When aid is ‘debated’

Image: Plantu (France). See our cartoon library for more Mention ‘Africa’, the ‘Developing World’ or ‘Poverty’ and sure enough, it’s yet another debate on ‘aid’, whether it has ‘worked’, ‘failed’, ‘created dependency’ etc. and whether it addresses ‘overpopulation’, ‘corruption’ and … More →