Tag Archives: Africa

Witnessing the ‘power of we’

Once again the themes of Blog Action Day (today) and World Food Day (tomorrow) coincide with each other enough to prompt me to pen another of these sporadic blog posts. This year’s BAD is on the admittedly broad theme of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kinshasa: Africa for beginners?

“Welcome to the Congo”, said my driver, Emmanuel, as we walked to the car from the vaguely organised chaos of Kinshasa’s Ndjili airport. “This is not a place for beginners”, he continued, as I confessed that this was my first … Continue reading

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From the Horn to the Sahel: pictures are not enough, but we still need them

The three pictures presented in this blog post were all taken in February or March this year in Niger, one of the countries that forms west Africa’s Sahel region. They’ve each been published recently on Flickr by different aid agencies … Continue reading

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Great photos, shame about the audio: What makes a good audio-slideshow?

I came across two ‘audio slideshows’ yesterday, on the BBC News and Guardian websites, and just felt I wanted to write a little about them. They both struck me as good examples of slideshows that put photographs and audio together, but … Continue reading

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Paradise lost? Photography and oil in Nigeria

With the recent protests against huge fuel subsidy cuts, and as the country reels from a spate of deadly sectarian bombings, there have been a lot of powerful photographs from Nigeria in the news of late. There are also a number … Continue reading

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