In conversation with National Geographic’s Vice President, Storytelling: On Africans telling African conservation stories

RACHAEL Strecher, Vice President of Storytelling at the National Geographic Society, discusses ways the organisation – known across Africa as Nat Geo – is encouraging representation by African filmmakers; local distribution; the mechanics behind grant decisions; and what makes a great Nat Geo proposal.

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The healing work of the social circus, Tamba Africa

HALEEMA Mekani was mapping her return to Zimbabwe from Italy, where she was studying, when an opportunity to co-lead a new social circus came her way. Today, Mekani and her team are healing societal wounds through Tamba Africa Social Circus.

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How a vegan restaurant in Senegal is finding its footing in a meat-and fish-loving country

WHEN Casa Teranga opened its doors on one of Dakar’s most popular restaurant strips, it raised eyebrows. Getting people to change to eco-friendly habits in a country where fish and meat-based dishes are the norm, would be a challenge. But for the proprietors, who cut their teeth in Italy and Berlin, it’s a challenge that is proving entirely worthwhile.

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