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Dangote donates $20m to The African Center to help change global narratives about Africa
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Arts and Culture Dangote donates $20m to The African Center to help change global narratives about Africa

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote donated $20 million to help change narratives about Africa in the world. The donation was made to The Africa Center in New York, towards reversing the trend of negative news on Africa. Funding is the greatest challenge for media startups in the Global South, and there is need for local and international donors to invest in sustaining and growing media organisations in their work.

A continent in crisis: Cyclones and climate strikes
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Politics and Society A continent in crisis: Cyclones and climate strikes

Southern Africa has yet to recover from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving over 1 000 people dead. Now another tropical cyclone, dubbed “Kenneth”, is predicted to hit Mozambique and Tanzania in the coming week. Despite the tumultuous turn that the climate has taken, the vast majority of the people agitating for action are the continent’s young.

Activists in the Trenches: A Profile of Kenya’s Wanjeri Nderu and Ruth Mumbi
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Politics and Society Activists in the Trenches: A Profile of Kenya’s Wanjeri Nderu and Ruth Mumbi

When poor Kenyans need help, whether because a family member has been raped in one of Nairobi’s sprawling slums or someone they know disappeared after an interaction with the security services, they are unlikely to go to the police or to a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Instead, they seek out an activist like Wanjeri Nderu or Ruth Mumbi as their best hope.