The dream of a united Africa is alive, but xenophobia and lack of free trade remain a challenge
25 May – Johannesburg, South Africa: Africa has more success in the international arena, with Africans elected to positions of significant power within international organisations. However, the continent still faces significant challenges when it comes to promoting continental integration through free trade, peace and security, infrastructure and cultural diplomacy. These are some of the findings from the recently launched literature review, One Africa: Pan-African dream or reality?, by narrative change organization Africa No Filter.
African writers and visual artists to celebrate 20 years of the African Union
Addis Ababa, 15 September 2022: Ten talented pan-Africanist writers and visual artists will help the African Union mark 20 years of leading the continent’s development, unity, and peace.
bird News Agency launches project to shift the narrative on climate action in Africa
bird News agency has announced the launch of a project that will highlight African-led efforts to respond to climate change on the continent, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt this year.
New report on Africa’s creative and cultural industries finds youth admire creatives, but they won’t spend on their work
Johannesburg, 8 September: Africa’s youth love local films and admire creatives, but they don’t read books by African authors for pleasure or spend on creative products, according to the newly launched Africa's Soft Power: Can Africa’s creativity transform the continent? report by Africa No Filter.
Africa No Filter launches The Last Mile Film Fund for African filmmakers
23 August, Dakar: In recognition of the power of film to change narratives, Africa No Filter has launched a fund that will provide grants to filmmakers in the final stages of production.
5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Writing Career — according to Ben Okri and other experts
The Writing Room is an online learning platform offering African writers free creative writing masterclasses by leading African authors. Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri and course instructors Ellah Wakatama, Eghosa Imasuem, Molara Wood, and Chimeka Garricks shared their writing experience and tips to help emerging authors boost their skills and profile.
New handbook outlines how journalists can write about Africa beyond stereotypes
20 July 2022, Johannesburg: Narrative-change organization Africa No Filter is challenging stereotypical news about Africa with its latest handbook, Why Change the Way We Write About Africa?A storyteller’s guide to reframing Africa.
Africa No Filter Launches the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund to Empower Emerging African Creative Talent
- 30 June Lagos, Nigeria: Africa No Filter, a donor collaborative working to transform stereotypical narratives of Africa, has launched the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund.
8 tips to help you get rich online
Africa has more than 500 million internet users, making the continent a ripe market for digital products like blogs, vlogs, podcasts and newsletters that can be turned into money-making media outlets — something that Bella Naija founder and CEO Uche Pedro has mastered. She shared her expertise at the Africa No Filter Academy Presents: How to Monetize your Digital Platforms masterclass.