Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Before you read my note below from November 2013 I should add that I've grown to like German men, in particular their liberal minds and grundlichkeit (and for getting me out of problematic situations in South Sudan more than once). 

// Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan, November 13, 2013:
Big, red-h...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article about art for healing: or his advice to the Danes to think democracy broader.

Come, listen, ask questions & debate - check here.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Happy & proud how our exhibition 'Everyday Poetics: Instagramming East Africa' came together and has been covered so far since we launched it on 18 April at Museum of African Art in Belgrade: 

This is how it looks, thanks to the wonderful design and work by Proto - see their photos here...

Friday, April 12, 2019

''Never in the history of Africa has there been a period where the most photographed and shared photos are not about wars, poverty, diseases, but about everyday life on the continent, and most importantly, these stories are told by Africans'' says the Ugandan photographer Edward Soyinka Ech...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bikozulu tells the stories of the people making it through last week's terror attack in Nairobi.

See the Instagram post here

If you ask me, and sometimes some of you do, this IS one good way to offer and unfold complexity to a story (stories) which otherwise present individuals as a mass in...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Two important tweet threads (see below) which take point of departure in the New York Times coverage of the Riverside terror attack on 15 January 2019

First, incoming East Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, shared graphic images from the terror attack, an...

Friday, November 9, 2018

I did my master thesis field work in Kigoma, and occasionally I'd use to hang out behind a little garage, right in between two of the most prominent coffee places as the original one, The Russian Coffee Place, had split into two, over party politics. Once a week they'd prepare a huge, colle...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Vild forgangen uge i Tanzania, og der er grund til at tro, at det fortsætter i næste uge: LGBTQ-personer trues med anmeldelse/arrest; tanzanianerne må ikke have 'porno' på mobilerne; Oppositionslederen Zitto Kabwe frigives efter over 48 timers tilbageholdelse for at have stillet spørgsmål t...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Jeg taler Afrika, kvinder og samfundsudvikling, særligt den del der bæres frem (og nogle gange tilbage) af Internettet (med 't') d. 14. januar på Dokk1 i Århus. Jeg vil godt afsløre, at selvom jeg også er fascineret af det magiske Internets udbredelse i Afrika, så færdes jeg også (heldigvis...

Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Tutashiba?' - will we be full/satisfied?

I was in a bar in Nairobi one night with a friend. His question was aiming at the waiter and the options on the menu, but it turned into an almost existential debate of who holds back and who wants more.

'Full of what? Enough of what? Satisfied? What...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

I met Mad Ice last year in Kampala by funniest coincidence. I was sitting talking, having coffee with two friends, a Ugandan journalist and a South Sudanese journalist, who both happen to love gossiping as much about Diamond Platnumz as I do. Our conversation got louder and weirder, and the...

Regeringen har lanceret en ny strategi for økonomisk diplomati: ’Adgang til verden - Nye veje til vækst’. Den understøtter ny-orienteringen af Danmarks relationer med modtagere af udviklingsbistand mod fremme af økonomisk vækst og danske erhvervsinteresser. Det skaber et dilemma. De traditi...

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PhD Student, MA in African Studies, journalist and former development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism