WE_Africa – Volume 04

During Ulrike’s last trip to Africa (August & September 2010) the idea of working on a new issue of we-magazine dedicated to Africa took shape. Here we go: WE_africa – our latest edition is now online!

With this issue WE were trying to go beyond the stereotype “western-like” point of view to zoom in instead on the continent’s incredible richness and diversity. In various very personal reports from Africans all over the continent WE want to draw an authentic picture of Africa – an Africa that is not longer dark but innovative, inspiring and full of hope.

For the very first time WE is experimenting with a new web format, more stylish and more magazine-like;-) Have a look here and tell us what you think!

WE will also keep the more “traditional” form alive, right here where you can simply follow the links below and explore the content and comment on it.

Table of content:

All African:
Emergent Africa (Mark Kaigwa)
5 Things You Didn´t Know About Africa (Tolu Ogunlesi)
If You Want To Know About Africa’s Future – Ask China! (Sofia Fernandes, Kinfu Adisu, Thomas Sharkey)
Africa´s Global Community (Kasandra Housley)
Africa Is Not A Country! (Hans Rosling)

Countries:
Technology for Transparency – Text Messages To Help To Protect Children Against Violence (Lova Rakotomalala)
Talking About A Revolution (Lina Ben Mhenni)
SLUMCODE – Empowering Slum Communities (Albert Nashon Odhoji)
Spaces Of Freedom – Web 2.0 In Morocco (Hisham Almiraat)
Stop Terrorism! Start Transformation! (Arslan Chikhaoui)
Kenya Matters (Erik Hersman, Ethan Zuckerman)

Disciplines:
A Techie In Love With The Arts (Jepchumba)
Radio As A Force For Peace (Jocelyne Sambira)
You Beg, Borrow, Steal ;-) You Do Almost Anything To Get Funding (Wanuri Kahiu)
Change Has A Name: Mobile (Steve Song)

People:
Our Culture – A Source Of Life Affirming Joy (Emmanuel Charlse Richardson)
For Men Only? (Mary Githinji)
I Want To Be A Computer Genius (William Dwayne-Tyga Junior)
Memoirs Of A Slum Boy (Mark Kamau)

And for those of you who want to download the PDF-file or flip through the pages, here is it:

We Magazine Africa

Enjoy WE_africa!

For all of us it was a wonderful experience WE don’t want to miss again!

Thanks to all those who helped to make it happen, thanks to our authors and contributors!

WE hope you like it!

Bea, Domink & Ulrike



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