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Kenya’s first mockumentary takes on the NGO world

Anyone working in international development for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over the past few years has likely had one of the following experiences: 1) Witnessing an external consultant or boss being…..

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Nigeria’s Gay Problems

let’s raise our hats to the biggest global news of the week thus far, after all this is Africa is a Country, not Earth’r’us: Nigeria, that giant town in Africa, declaring its disdain for any form or likeness of homosexuality. All peace-loving and weary Africans were barely coming out of mourning for Madiba (yes, we do need a month for mourning) when we were jolted back to surreality with the news that Nigeria had enacted one of the farthest hate mongering laws against any Nigerian who is not inclined towards opposite sex monogamy, polygamy (as long as it is between one man and several women only), and pedophilia (national senators in Nigeria actually think this is a sport).

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When Miley Cyrus met Nigerian parents

It is very likely that Miley Cyrus will end up somewhere in a number of “best of 2013” lists, for reasons many still struggle to understand. Maybe for culturally appropriating…..

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On the Journalistic Value of Internet Map Memes

At the Washington Post, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the Map of a complex issue, when color-coded in a way that reassured Americans of their innate Superiority over inferior Peoples, could always be relied upon to get way more Hits than any actual Reporting.

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Heaps of Scrap for Africa

We were almost convinced it was a spoof when we stumbled upon the following video. Entitled ‘Go For Africa’ the video features a number of Dutch people loading a sea…..