November 16, 2019

"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

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 a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019


April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

''We've died''

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 someti...

FILM: Wakamba Forever

January 21, 2019

Colonianism revisited:

..''a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba o...

Chuchu: ''We are not the audience. We are the story''.

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...

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Youth: More on the Panya Road issue in Tanzania

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Read @dearafrica_aw's post about the #panyaroad issue in Tanzania:


'The panya group is made of young men who used to be self-employed in the streets of Dar es salaam. Young men who took loans from different places and set up merger businesses in any corner they could find to try to make a living for themselves and their families; young men who worked the streets to try to provide for their families or some take themselves to school.


Then the “bomoa bomoa” (demolish demolish) teams came along and their sources of the little income they had were snatched away from them. With their goods stolen, their lives shattered and with no sense of direction for what to do next, these young men took to the streets. Those who tried to get back into the hustle (business) they were involved in where continuously banned from doing business. Options; they were given none.'


Read full blog post here.


Photo from Tabata, June 2008.  (It's a toy gun).

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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