AFRICANEXT 2020: Content creation and future of Africa’s storytelling
By Guardian Exclusive
03 March 2022 | 9:01 am
At AfricaNXT 2022, our panel considered the changing faces of content creation across time and explore the role of technology and social media in this evolution, focusing on what this change means for Nigerian content creators and what the future holds.
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Adenike Oladosu is one of Africa's most vocal environmental activists. She realized that there was a lack of knowledge about climate change on the continent, so she started her own pan- African climate justice movement.
Nigeria has approved 3 trillion naira for the payment of petrol subsidy for this year. This follows the extension of subsidy payment and implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act by 18 months.
Last week, Young penned a letter to company bosses over the comedian's wildly popular podcast which has been condemned by scientists and doctors for spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine. The 76-year-old musician's catalogue was removed from the streaming service's library on Wednesday.
Spotify will roll out an advisory to COVID-related podcasts, directing listeners to scientific resources about the pandemic. The streaming giant has been under pressure to tackle falsehoods about COVID on the platform.
Music streaming giant Spotify has published its content policies, which have not been changed, and said it would add a content advisory to any podcasts discussing Covid-19. The move comes after a backlash over a recent episode of prominent vaccine skeptic Joe Rogan, which prompted musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, as well as some other artists, to pull their works off the platform. Plus, China's factory activity slowed in January as Covid lockdowns weighed on manufacturing and demand.
Nigeria's private sector is working to boost domestic funding to address mother-to-child HIV epidemic in the country, as they set up the HIV Trust Fund of Nigeria.
Niniola, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido: In dance clubs around the world, musicians from Africa are stars. And no wonder - Afrobeats, which pairs West African musical elements with hip-hop, dancehall or house music, is great to dance to.
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
Nigerian makeup artist-turned Tiktok sensation, Oni Mary, has wowed her audience with her skillful use of makeup to create faces of popular figures in Nigerian history. Her ability to draw life-like images on her chest while facing a mirror has earned her over 7,000 followers with thousands of views for each post.
The Federal Government has blamed delays in completing some major projects, including railways, on the paucity of funds. Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in this exclusive with Guardian TV spoke on the delay in the execution and completion of all railway projects. He also gave insight into the kind of leader he would want to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 as well as the reasons for the increasing insecurity in the South-South.
Nigerian civil servant and mother of four Grace Ekang has been having chest pains lately, and when she sneezes, black stains appear on her handkerchief. Inside her house in the Rivers state city of Port Harcourt, Ekang has noticed that the soot gathering on her floor is getting heavier. She and other residents blame this on illegal, makeshift oil refineries scattered across the Niger Delta.
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Military analysts weigh in on the major takeaways from Russia's now three-month-old war in Ukraine. We also discuss the results of a major probe on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Church across the United States. Finally, what does democracy look like among crows? French paper Le Parisien gives us an idea.
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Three months after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we spoke to French historian Antoine Arjakovsky, a specialist on Ukraine and Russia. He told us that the conflict is a "war of civilisation" between two different visions of the world: Russia, a state that wants to become a "21st-century empire", and the "nation state" of Ukraine. Back before the Russian invasion, when Moscow already controlled Crimea, Arjakovsky gathered with 200 experts. They produced a report in 2019 explaining their fears that Russia would indeed invade the rest of Ukraine – but this warning fell on deaf ears in the West.
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Striking school cooks in Ghana want a year's backdated salary and an increased feeding grant. Caterers blame soaring prices on the war in Ukraine. Millions of children will not be fed until the issues are resolved.
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Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan last year, international aid for the country has dried up. The pandemic and the ongoing food crisis have complicated an already dire economic situation. Unicef says that as more families are pushed deeper into poverty, they are forced to make desperate choices, such as putting children to work and marrying girls off at a young age. Our France 2 colleagues report.
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After suffering racism while fleeing the war in Ukraine, many Africans say they are now experiencing further discrimination in Germany.