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…

International Women’s Day 2012

(original article) >> Photo Of the Day: International Womens Day. WOMEN’S DAY: Women are seen walking to the market in Moyo district, in north-western Uganda. As the world commemorates the International Women’s day, women continue to stride further to overcome problems, centuries old. Ugandan women for example continue to deal with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Poverty,…

‘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…

Empowering people with an environmental approach: Zingira Nyanza

How to turn a one-man-business into a community project Zingira Nyanza, a community based organisation situated in Kisumu, Western Kenya, coordinates the efforts of local artisans to produce a range of handicraft products made from recycled and locally sourced materials. All images were kindly provided by Evance/Zingira Nyanza, please contact info@zingira.org if you wish to use…