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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#BabaWhileYouWereAway

Thursday, May 29, 2014

 

Prøv lige at se nyhederne fra Kenya - der er mange måder at lave grin med store mænd på - dette her er supersjovt:


Den kenyanske oppositionsleder Raila Odinga har været på studietur i USA i tre måneder - han har lige taget fri fra sine officielle pligter - vel at mærke i en periode hvor Kenya bl.a. har kæmpet med angiveligvist somaliske bombeattentater. Nu når Raila så endelig kommer hjem, har hans parti, CORDS, planlagt en velkommen-hjem-fest af de helt store, et rally, hvor der forventes tusinder at strømme til. Det har givet flere hovedbrud og diskussioner, og Kenyas berygtede direktør for politistyrken, Kimayo, (som i øvrigt også er kendt for tweete i tide og utide) forbød det først, og tillod det så.

Det sjove er, at kenyanerne på Twitter griber til ironi og humor, og under hashtagget #BabaWhileYouWereAway (hvor Baba er swahili for 'far') fortæller Raila om alt det, han er gået glip af - fx.:

'#BabaWhileYouWereAway the campus students held a peaceful demo until the police started rioting'

'#BabaWhileYouWereAway the quail pyramid scheme collapsed'

'Aki KOT! Crazy ! Lol!#babawhileyouwereaway they sold us to the chinese, Ochie'ng is now O Chi Yeng...'
 

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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