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

PHOTO EXHIBITION: EVERYDAY POETICS - INSTAGRAMMING EAST AFRICA

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...

Field Work & more

November 9, 2018

Vild uge i Tanzania

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...

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Happy to see Africa Report's latest issue use my favourite photo of Zitto Kabwe

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy to see Africa Report's latest issue use my favourite photo of Zitto Kabwe, who recently left CHADEMA, Tanzania's biggest opposition party. In this article by Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, Zitto says 'he has years of troublemaking ahead of him as he seeks a new political home outside the CHADEMA party. He promises to keep digging into the details of corrupt deals to hold the powerful to account'.

 

Of all the photos I've taken of Zitto this remains among my favourites: 
 

Any person looking towards sun light, which has been reflected on red, African soil, will glow. 
And that day in Kigoma Kaskazini there was a lot of it all. Early rain season in October 2011, thick mud, everything had a red glow from the earth. Zitto was here listening to a group from his constituency, seated in a classroom. 

 

Portraits of people shot inside buildings of concrete and glass, without any natural light, don't really create much reflection. I wonder what portraits we'll see in the run up to the elections in late October 2015.

 

Taken from here:

 

 

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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