The Education of Auma Obama – A documentary film by Branwen Okpako

This is a follow up on one of our previous postings on the African Movie Academy Awards 2012, where we cross-posted the results of the winning films. We are here highlighting the winning Diaspora Documentary by Branwen Okpako: “The Education of Auma Obama”. Auma Obama has always been an activist for social justice and especially towards…

The Helping THEM for a Lifetime Project – empowering young women in Sierra Leone

Today, we would like to present to you another great initiative aiming at empowering underprivileged people in Sierra Leone. Read about the outstanding work of Musa Ansumana Soko and his female colleagues …   About the Initiator Being a victim myself and coming from a society that respects men with more than one wife, I kept experiencing…

‘Megaslumming’ – Why and how do people live in slums?

How did an informal settlement such as Kibera emerge in the first place? What are the economic forces that shape the reality of life for slum-dwellers? What does it mean to live in extreme poverty? Adam W. Parsons aims at giving answers to these and related questions in the book ‘Megaslumming‘, which was published by Share The World’s Resources and…