Many start up companies in emerging markets in Africa, have the right business plans, but lack the funds to actually kick-start their ideas. This month two big events want to change this reality. They feel the sky is the limit. … Continue reading →
Kenya’s government hopes to turn its nation into a middle-income country by 2030. Some pin their hopes on Konza City and Tatu City. But will construction of the multibillion-euro urban development projects even happen? And, for that matter, can two … Continue reading →
Probably the biggest critique the Kony 2012 campaign received, was how the film makers portrayed ‘Africa’. More than 60 million people saw the pityfull, war torn, one dimensional images all over again. It seemed that the film makers learned the … Continue reading →
It was only two-and-a-half years ago that the first undersea cable brought high-speed internet to East Africa. In this time a lot has changed. Last weekend the cable was severed by a ship dropping anchor in the port of Mombasa. … Continue reading →
Christian Purefoy, a former CNN reporter, recently initiated a user-generated news and video platform, BattaBox, in Nigeria. In its first week of existence, it became the first and only channel to stream the current protests taking place across the country. … Continue reading →
Viva Riva recently had its Kenyan premier in Nairobi. Shot in war-torn Kinshasa and made by Congolese actors and filmmakers, this hardboiled gangster film has already enjoyed success across Africa and beyond. [Published 25/01/12 in RNW] Congolese director Djo Munga … Continue reading →
Deze maand is in de Nigeriaanse hoofdstad Lagos Photo 2011 te zien, het enige fotofestival in zijn soort in West-Afrika. De organisatie presenteert werk van 41 fotografen. [Gepubliceerd op 16/10/11 in PhotoQ] Er zijn workshops, portfolio reviews en het werk wordt op … Continue reading →
As Nigerians woke up to a third day of protests on Wednesday, the virtual world was waking up too: “Now, Nigeria controls its own media and Nigerians control their own anger… Nigerians are united.” [Published on 12/01/12 RNW Africa] … Continue reading →
Dutchmen Marc Prüst is the creative director of the Lagos Photo festival. Together with the African Artists’ foundation he selects the photographers and puts the final image selection together. The construction of the exhibition is his responsibility. “Photography as an … Continue reading →
Mathare is one of the oldest slum area’s east of the city center of Nairobi with a population of approximately 500,000 people. In Mathare I visited a football match, organized by Wilson Masaka, a trainer of Nairobits.
With Africa Interactive we produced our very first video about this team.
At that moment we were in the proces of researching the possibility of developing a real life series about the team. We wanted to showcase a weekly TV series. A few quotes in the pilot. Coach Wilson Masaka: ‘Soon my boys will be men. It is up to me to help them become the best they can be.’ Soccer player Edwin Wesonga: ‘If you aim for the stars, you just might hit the sky. Never give up.’