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Corona Cartoon Competition: time to pick the overall winner

May 8, 2020
Time to pick the overall winner in our Corona Cartoon Comp. After the first 350 votes in last Friday’s competition and Pablo Suarez’ great post on the role of humour in social change, we have clear winners in the 3 categories (Lockdown/Working From Home; Injustice and Politics; Random Funny). So now, let’s make them slug it out for Best in
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Navigating speculation and contagion conspiracies in Africa

May 6, 2020
Adejoke Adeboyejo is a freelance writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She writes about healthcare, women and other development issues. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, conspiracy theories have flourished and spread like the virus itself. Some believe the virus is bioengineered, while others say the pandemic is a conspiracy of big pharmaceutical companies or a plot hatched by Bill Gates. A
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Covid Links I ‘Liked’

May 4, 2020
Not much fun on today’s links – if that’s what you’re looking for, head to Friday’s Corona-Cartoon competition, (example, right), where voting is still going strong How to feed your family during Zimbabwe’s lockdown Lockdown must be getting to me. I’m starting to agree with Piers Morgan What’s going on in Africa? According to the FT, ‘Low Covid-19 death toll
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Covid and Development Nutshell: audio round up of the week’s FP2P posts

May 2, 2020
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Why Confront COVID-19 with Cartoons and Humour?

May 1, 2020
Pablo Suarez discusses the role of humour in driving change, and introduces today’s Corona-cartoon Competition Why cartoons in the midst of a pandemic? Humor keeps us honest. It helps bridge the gap between what is and what could be. The argument is simple: by overlooking reality, people and organizations often fail to anticipate and address risks, and humor helps to
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Corona Cartoon Competition – Vote Now!

May 1, 2020
It’s Friday and weeks in lockdown can be loooong. Time for some fun. We had a lot of it with last month’s Coronavision Song Contest (Bobi Wine just about won that one, thanks to all his Ugandan fans), so to accompany Pablo Suarez’ piece today on the use of humour, it’s time for …[drum roll]… the Corona-Cartoon Competition! Here’s a
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Where have we got to on Covid and debt relief?

April 30, 2020
Guest post by Ana Caistor Arendar, Head of Inequality Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam GB Over the past weeks, we’ve seen some of the richest countries in the world struggle with the effects of Covid-19 and the health and economic emergency it has brought in its wake. But at least they have the resources to cushion the blows (should they
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Social movements in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis

April 28, 2020
Interface Journal are putting together brilliant compilations of readings by/on social movements and how they are dealing with the current Coronavirus pandemic. We will be republishing these compilations as they are rolled out, to join efforts in amplifying the voices of activists and those organizing communities through the crisis. They have a call for submissions below, please write in! And
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Covid Development Nutshell: audio summary of FP2P posts, w/b 20th April

April 25, 2020
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Voices from the Ground: Stories of Community Resilience & Entrepreneurship in the Pandemic

April 24, 2020
Guest post by Yogesh Ghore (left) and Farouk Jiwa, of the Coady International Institute For the last 60 years the Coady Institute has been working with community leaders and organisations supporting leadership and knowledge building at the grassroots level. Many of our 9,000 graduates from over 133 countries, and partners across the world, are on the frontlines in the fight
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What are African journalists, scholars and activists saying about Covid-19?

April 16, 2020
Although Covid’s impact in poor countries is starting to look pretty terrifying (as, often, is the political response), the debates that I see are still being framed largely in Northern terms of self-isolation, PPE and all the rest. And often it’s advice from well-meaning northerners about how Delhi, Nairobi or Cape Town should be responding. In search of other views,
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The Pope just backed a Universal Basic Income and a lot of other stuff

April 15, 2020
Pope Francis generated a lot of buzz this Easter in a letter to ‘our brothers and sisters of popular movements and organizations’. As you’re probably tired of hearing by now, I’m an atheist, but fascinated by the role of faith groups and leaders in shaping social and political change, so I took a look. Some of the writing is beautiful,
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