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19 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

Protests and sport dominate African conversations in June

It’s worth looking into if it’s trending on Twitter. That’s what we do - every month. After all, Twitter is the world’s soapbox where people congregate to share their opinions about their world.

2 June 2021

Hot Opportunity: Africa's first and only story agency for stories of arts, culture, tourism and innovation is looking for content creators

bird is looking for African content creators and digital storytellers passionate about telling alternative and compelling human-interest and feature stories about their communities and countries. And who better to tell these stories than a generation that has already taken back the pen through social media, blogs, vlogs and other digital storytelling platforms?

If that’s you, join us.

10 May 2021,  Africa No Filter

Africa No Filter Analysis: “Rapidly spreading variants compound Africa’s coronavirus woes.”

On 6th May South Africa’s News24 ran a story picked up from Bloomberg News with the headline: “Rapidly spreading variants compound Africa’s coronavirus woes”.The headline, the framing, the sources and the focus of the story got our attention for these reasons:

30 April 2021

How well do you know the African music scene?

You know the difference between Zouglou and Makossa. You are as fluent in afrobeats as you are in afropop and soul, but how much do you know about icons who’ve turned Africa’s pop music into a global sensation?

22 April 2021

How well do you know African cities? Take this quiz to find out.

You know Nairobi, Joburg, Lagos, Dakar, Cairo and Dakar, but what about the rest of the continent? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

30 March 2021,  Africa No Filter

Africa No Filter’s partnership with Western Union will ensure effective and rapid money transfers to Africa’s young creative talent.

As a grant-making organisation, having a safe, reliable financial partner to help us dispense the funds quickly is critical, and Western Union is a trusted payment brand.” Western Union has a vast network of outlets that can deliver grants to individuals in small communities and those in large cities equally effectively.

29 March 2021,  Africa No Filter

The Grammy Awards 2021 were another massive win for Africa’s pop culture

African music is never far from the stage during the Grammy Awards but unlike previous years, the 2021 edition didn’t make a fleeting mention of the continent. Africa was given the stage to shine.

23 March 2021,  Africa No Filter

The British Council joins the movement to shift stereotypical narratives about Africa

Africa No Filter’s pooled funding now tops USD 5million. The funds are used for grant-making, research and advocacy campaigns that highlight narratives and their impact on the continent.