Category Archives: Africa

Ebonylife TV: Retelling Africa

By Modupeola Oyebolu “The narrative will glorify the hunter until the lion learns how to write.” Many Africans dislike the coverage of their continent by the American and European media. Komla Dumor, a well-liked BBC correspondent who died suddenly earlier this … Continue reading

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Trek Out of Africa

By Kristine Deveza Data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) shows Africa produces the largest number of migrants in the world.  Some of these migrants are internal- and regional-refugees fleeing ethnic conflict, political persecution, food shortages and drought.  Others … Continue reading

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Overrating Privacy

by Echo Xie In the discussion of technology and social media, one thing always pops up: privacy. With every step we take to make our communication with each other easier and more seamless, there are always people standing on the … Continue reading

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The African Media Initiative Seeks to Improve Journalism

by Gabby LaVerghetta With so much attention being given to the dark side of digital media (think censorship, privacy concerns), it’s easy to become pessimistic about new communication technologies. Africa has a chance to highlight the good that information and … Continue reading

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Twitter to the Rescue in South Africa

by Becky Mezzanotte This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of Twitter saving someone’s life, but I must say even so it still makes me go “Wow!” (For a very different example, please see “Hunger Striker Khader Adnan, Saved by … Continue reading

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