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16 January 2022

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

On Monday, 6th December 2021, ANF announced a partnership with Meta which saw the launch of the “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program that's aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling. The partnership offers funding and mentorship to African content creators, allowing them to push the boundaries of their creativity and innovation.

The announcement and callout were covered by 449 outlets, including 92 Pan African platforms, 47 international titles and 183 outlets in West Africa, 41 in Southern Africa, 35 in Francophone Africa and 40 in West Africa.

Here are some of the platforms that published stories on the announcement:

1. Punch, Nigeria
2., South Africa
3. Tech Times Africa, Pan-African
4. ZED Gossip, Zambia
5. M-News Africa, Liberia
6. Actu Africa, Senegal
7. Guru8, Uganda
9. News Breezer, Morocco
10. Algeria Times, Algeria
11. Financial Investment Network, the United Kingdom
12. Daily Advent, France

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.

20 August 2021,  Moky Makura

Decolonising aid is not supposed to be easy

Are funders really prepared to put in the work to shift the balance of power when it comes to their giving on the continent? I am not totally convinced.

4 August 2021,  Moky Makura

Who is to blame for vaccine inequality?

Who is to blame for the vaccine inequality that has pushed Africa to the back of the queue? The answers are not so obvious as they first seem, says Moky Makura.

22 July 2021

New handbook outlines how to write about Africa for development community

How to write about Africa: A new handbook provides eight steps for the development community to share their work on the continent more ethically.

Here are some of the platforms that showcased the launch of the report.

6 July 2021

Africa No Filter bird, Africa No Filter’s story agency, goes live

Africa No Filter (ANF), the not-for-profit organisation focused on narrative change, has launched bird, Africa’s first, optimized-for-mobile, story agency designed to shift narratives about and within the continent.

Here are some of the platforms that picked up the story:

26 March 2021,  Moky Makura

Why ‘Coming 2 America’ Only Delivers Hollywood’s Version of Africa

The fictional country of Zamunda is a mixed bag of persistent stereotypes about African poverty, disease, conflict, poor leadership and hypersexual women who lack agency, all coated in Eddie Murphy’s brand of slapstick comedy that uses negative stereotypes to get easy laughs. It doesn’t add much nuance or context to the continent’s story, but it does put Africa front and center on a global stage.