Research

We produce evidence-based insights on the impact of the current stereotypical narratives on the continent's development

Our research partners are Facebook, AUDA-NEPAD, The African Union Commission and the Africa Centre in New York.

See our reports at the links below.

Literature Review: Academic writing on African narratives

In 2018 the fictional country Wakanda from the film Black Panther was the fourth most mentioned African country on Twitter.

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Literature Review: African youth and the impact of narrative

In a recent CNN interview, the Director of Africa's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. John Nkengasong said that 80% of Africa’s Covid-19 cases could be asymptomatic and attributed the resulting low death rates on the continent to its large youth population.

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Research: How African media covers Africa

Who holds the pen that writes African stories in the media in Africa? 

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Emerging Scholars Program

The Africa No Filter Emerging Scholars program is working with African academics to unpack the prevailing Western narratives about the continent.

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Research: Africa in the U.S Media

Africa No Filter partnered with The African Narrative to research how Africa and Africans are depicted in U.S. media and entertainment.

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