Category: Media

India’s Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People’s Revolution by Sumeet Grover, Director of Global Poetry

The agitated people of a nation mourn, weep, protest and question the heinous rape and murder of a young woman, Jyoti Singh, whilst life in its many manifestations continues in slums, urban homes, courts of laws, prisons, chaotic streets, local bazaars and up-market shopping centres. Jyoti’s poverty stricken father recalls his infant daughter falling asleep in the comfort of his...

Virunga – Main Trailer – Netflix [HD]

From the forested depths of the African Congo, among the last of the mountain gorillas comes Virunga, an incredible true story of idealistic conservationists, armed militia, and the struggle to control Congo’s rich natural resources. A new Netflix Original Documentary, Virunga details the brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa long since...

Idris Elba Releasing Mandela-Inspired Album Ft. James Blake, Mumford & Sons, Spoek Mathambo, DJ Spoko + More

British actor Idris Elba is gearing up to release a Mandela-inspired eleven-track album in November. mi Mandela, “a celebration of South African music inspired by Nelson Mandela,” its subheader reads, is a joint UK-South Africa project conceived while Elba was in Johannesburg filming Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Music, Elba explains, was part of his research for his role in the biopic. Curated, written and...

SOMALIA: Renowned female artist and MP Saado Ali Warsame shot dead in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (RBC) Unidentified gunmen have today shot and killed renowned Somali artist Saado Ali Warsame near her hotel in Mogadishu around 12.00 pm local time, colleagues and family members said. Mrs Warsame was shot and killed by heavily armed gunmen using a vehicle who waited in front of the Ambassador Hotel at the busy Maka al Mukarama road where she...

#InstagrammingAfrica: The Narcissism of Global Voluntourism.” BY LAUREN KASCAK & SAYANTANI DASGUPTA

(Photo: Twin Design/Shutterstock) Voluntourism is ultimately about the fulfillment of the volunteers themselves, not necessarily what they bring to the communities they visit. • An article in The Onion mocks voluntourism, joking that a six-day visit to a rural African village can “completely change a woman’s Facebook profile picture.”  The article quotes “22-year-old Angela Fisher” who says: I don’t think my profile photo...