The concept is as simple as ordering take-out: pick your adventure from the convenience of your home by giving money and telling Pelton where to go and what to do, and Pelton and his team will “deliver the product”. He describes it as a “tool for moral people who are done with having their awareness […]

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Wronging Rights has WTF Fridays, Africa as a Country has The Bullshit Files, so I think reviving my long ago abandoned #AfriFAIL is the only option possible. The reason that I couldn’t resist doing this is because there is just way too much ridiculousness out there when it comes to Western pop culture trying to […]

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Spectra at the Spectra Speaks blog went on a very effervescent rant yesterday over the whole Mindy Budgor debacle. I love this bit, because it resonates with my thinking on the topic of agency, cultural appropriation and representative voice: As much as this entire Massai White Woman Warrior scenario maddens me – to the core – […]

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If you ever need a “no-nonsense” lawyer in Kampala, Uganda, this is your guy. David F.K. Mpanga takes on the badly managed UMEME, Uganda’s lone, notorious electricity generator. Now, if you are going to threaten anybody, leave alone a lawyer, with prosecution then you had better cite a law which criminalizes the conduct complained of.  The […]

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Muso Okwonga reflects on Godfrey Bloom’s racial outburst against aid to African countries: The first thing is that I think that Godfrey Bloom’s comments, for which he subsequently expressed regret, are spectacularly racist. To dismiss Africa, a continent of over fifty nations, as “bongo bongo land”, is to conjure an image of several million generic […]

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Part 7 of 10 clips taken on Weds Aug 07th, when a fire broke out at the arrivals section of JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) Video of the fire engulfing Kenya’s main international airport shot by Segeni Ngethe. Looks like you could roast a marshmallow standing 10 miles from that fire. When I heard there […]

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