Writing Africa

Africa Writes

Who writes the narrative on Africa’s development trajectory? From the critical analyses of aid of investigative journalism, to the grassroots perspectives of those impacted in literary and travel memoirs, Africa Writes questions issues of accountability and agency, and the importance of African voices in African storytelling 1st-3rd July celebrated Africa Writes, the African literature festival held at the British Library in …

Cows&Cows: the smart milk dispenser

It’s not just a cow, it’s a business. Introducing Cows&Cows – the smart milk dispenser, the latest groundbreaking start-up to hit Bulambuli Valley. Dairy cattle for milk production and selling has been selected as the ‘income generating activity’ (IGA) by the Buwebele Savings and Loan Association group after training and careful evaluation of the business plan. The micro-enterprise has 30 members split …

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‘Planet 50-50 by 2030′: International Women’s Day

8th of March marked International Women’s day and I’d like to tell all young women around the world to remember: ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’ as Eleanor Roosevelt said. Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so but there’s no doubt that in light of the …

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I am slowly becoming an agriculture expert!

I am slowly becoming an agriculture expert! Expert might be an exaggeration… but I am certainly learning! For someone who grew up in the city and been in the countryside for holidays only, it’s been quite challenging! Living most of the week in the Ugandan village as well as working very closely with communities on agricultural micro-enterprises has shone some …