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Faten Aggad-Clerx

Africa program manager by day (@ECDPM), journalism student and travel writer by night., ECDPM in Maastricht

Every 60 seconds in Africa...

PRESENTED ON FEB 29, 2016
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 29

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Usoni - When All Else is Lost ... but hope.

BY MARC RIGAUDIS
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Impressions of Guinea, West Africa

BY RENATA MYERS
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Remembering the Heart of Africa

BY SUSI WYSS
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Urban Development in sub-Saharan Africa

BY JOSHUA PALFREMAN
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BY MICHAEL MARTIN
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BY LAURA NYAHUYE
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What does Africa really want?

BY IBRAHIMA KABA
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

As a young African and as a researcher, Ibrahima Sory Kaba sees himself confronted with negative headlines and doomed perspectives about his continent almost on a daily basis.

He wants to engage conversations about helping debunk some of the long-lasting myths and cliches about Africa and sharing a truer and fairer picture of Africa that is neither naive nor apocalyptic. 

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The Magic of Africa

BY SARA DE MAINES KEARNS
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 08, 2018

Sara de Maine Kearns speaks of her life as a world-wide traveler who now organizes African Safaris.  She shares her passion for Africa, its wildlife and people.