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16 October 2020,  Moky Makura

Africa No Filter launches the Emerging Scholars Fellowship program to explore evidence-based narratives about Africa.

Poverty, poor leadership, corruption, conflict and disease are the frames that spring to mind when many people think about Africa. Is there more to these outdated stories, are these stereotypical narratives of a continent and its people who lack agency, need fixing and are dependent on wealthy countries the prevailing ones?

25 September 2020,  Moky Makura

Literature Review on African Youth And The Impact Of Narrative.

The world has been observing, prodding and analysing a new species called ‘the youth in Africa’. We know where to find them, how long they have been around and that there are far too many of them, but you probably don’t know much more for sure. The world needs a plan to manage the youth in Africa – or distract them because unlike viral trends we think we know why they’re trending.

15 September 2020,  Moky Makura

New US, UK funders to join African narrative collaborative

The UK’s Comic Relief and the US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are the latest funders to join Africa No Filter (ANF) – a donor collaborative working to change harmful and stereotypical narratives about and within Africa. Both organisations join existing partners Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Mellon Foundation, Luminate and Open Society Foundations to fund an ambitious program – influencing how the world sees Africa and how Africa sees itself.