The CIHA Blog’s commentary on recent news pieces about events in Africa.
In April, we posted news about Degan Ali’s (of the Somali organization Adeso) call for a revolution in the role of Southern NGOs in the humanitarian aid world. […]
Following on our piece last week regarding new restrictions in Kenya on NGOs, we applaud the residents of Kibera for their entrepreneurship in developing new, mutually productive relationships with […]
NGOs in Africa are not always welcomed with open arms, and when they mix with knowledge-starved celebrities from the Global North, the mixture can be especially toxic. These articles […]
In this piece, Dr. Olufunmilayo Arewa (Law Professor, University of California, Irvine), argues that “borrowing may become appropriation when it reinforces historically exploitative relationships or deprives African countries of opportunities […]
“I voted on April 27, 1994, the second of the four days of voting, and I chose to vote in Natal to show the people of that divided province […]
Late last week, The Telegraph published an article by Louise Linton, “How my dream gap year in Africa turned into a nightmare,” where she wrote about her year volunteering […]
Yet another June 16?
A formidable day in the history of a country still grappling with a painful past, a rather uncertain present, but for many a promising future. Commemorated […]
An arial view of the world’s largest refugee camp. Dadaab. https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/6302151099
The refugee crisis is not only happening in Europe, but as most in Africa well know, it is countries […]