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...

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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#ACTION 4 CHANGE Forum in Berlin

Monday, November 9, 2015

I took part in a confernce in Berlin on November 6-7 with ‪Global ‎Change Mates‬ and ‪‎Partnership with Africa‬ Foundation on open culture as a tool for doing development differently. More here.


Power centres are moving, budgets are cut, new technologies provide new options while new actors like China and India are entering Africa. The Sustainable Development Goals look good on paper, but the the real hard work here is not to inform Africans what the goals are about, but about making the Western world accept they have to live for less, on less space, pollute less. Hence, international development actors who operate in Africa need to rethink the way they work to stay relevant. To Africa, but to citizens in Europe, too. 


And there are in fact alternatives to the ways we see donors and big, international NGOs

operate. Actors who talk a lot about the change they make, while at the same time being so reluctant to change themselves.


Not that the answers are clear, but there were people willing to debate.


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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