Amanda Lichtenstein, Global Voices

Amanda Lichtenstein

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Amanda:

Toward a cyberfeminist future: A new study centers African women as protagonists online · Global Voices Advocacy

Over 3,000 women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, and South Africa, were interviewed about their "perceptions of digital safety" and online gender-based violence in a new, large-scale study by Pollicy. → Read More

Artists from Gabon to Mozambique interrogate the meaning of ‘Global South’ in new online exhibition ·

The "Global South" is a loaded, highly political term. "Where is South?" a new, online exhibition featuring work from 90 artists who challenge notions of "south" through artist books, launches October 1. → Read More

‘Wiki Loves Africa’ 2020 features images of a continent on the move ·

"Wiki Loves Africa," encourages people to contribute Africa-relevant media to Wikimedia annually around a particular theme to fundamentally change how people both within and outside Africa see the continent. → Read More

Liberian fishing communities stand up to Chinese supertrawlers ·

Liberian fishing communities are threatened by Chinese supertrawlers capable of catching about twice the nation’s sustainable catch — potentially decimating vital fish stocks in just a few years. → Read More

Truck drivers blamed for spread of COVID-19 in East Africa ·

Truck drivers in East Africa face an onslaught of new COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in borders towns — causing confusion, fear, endless traffic queues, protests and disrupted trade. → Read More

COVID-19, locusts and floods: East Africa’s triple dilemma ·

East Africa's "triple threat" — the coronavirus, locusts, and floods — are not mutually exclusive. In fact, each is inextricably linked. → Read More

Zanzibar relies on strong communities of care to confront COVID-19 ·

Zanzibar thrives on unity. A wave of community-based health initiatives has ramped up their presence on the islands to raise awareness and educate islanders about the highly contagious coronavirus. → Read More

COVID-19 revives grim history of medical experimentation in Africa ·

Africa 'is not a testing lab' for a COVID-19 vaccine. The debate over human testing in clinical trials speaks to a grim history of medical experimentation and exploitation in Africa. → Read More

Across Africa, COVID-19 heightens tension between faith and science ·

While many African governments have taken stringent measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, not all leaders agree with banning faith-based gatherings. → Read More

COVID-19 in Africa: ‘Unprecedented levels of mobilization’ as nations brace for pandemic ·

With at least 19 African countries facing COVID-19, several African governments have taken critical steps toward managing the outbreak, including travel restrictions, health screenings, rapid testing and social distancing measures. → Read More

A ‘sweet’ deal: Sugar war ends between Tanzania and Uganda after years-long embargo ·

After a years-long ban on sugar imports from Uganda, Tanzania announced that it would open up trade on a government-to-government basis, strengthening ties within the East African Community. → Read More

Zanzibar says goodbye to legendary ‘king of kidumbak,’ musician Makame Faki ·

Legendary Zanzibari musician Makame Faki Makame has died at the age of 77. He was hailed as the king of kidumbak and a master of taarab, Zanzibar's "national sound." → Read More

Zanzibar mourns the death of Omani sultan who strengthened historical ties with East Africa ·

Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman was known to many as a "quiet diplomat" who modernized Oman and restored and strengthened historical ties with Zanzibar and East Africa. → Read More

Deadline looms for biometric SIM card registration in Tanzania ·

The biometric SIM card registration process means Tanzania joins a growing list of African nations gripped by the biometric data and digital identification revolution in Africa. → Read More

From Kenya to Ethiopia, these men received divine dream ‘maps’ to carve caves ·

Throughout history, many have questioned the veracity of divine intervention through dreams, but prophets from Islam, Judaism and Christianity have all testified to messages from God through dreams for millennia. → Read More

2019: A year of flipping scripts and changing narratives in Africa ·

2019, a year of changing narratives in Africa: Revolutions. Internet shutdowns. Tree-planting. Migration. Feminist songs. Media crackdowns. Cyclones and climate change. Opposition rising. Cultural icons dying. Illness, cures, and healing. → Read More

Astrophysicists in Ethiopia hop on ‘astrobus’ tour of cosmic possibilities ·

A team of 24 astrophysicists, scientists, artists, and innovators will hop on "Astrobus Ethiopia" and tour eight cities in northern Ethiopia to teach hands-on workshops in science and the arts. → Read More

Tanzanian rapper scolded for lyrics about nation’s cashew crisis ·

Roma Mkatoliki's hit song criticizes the government's 2018 decision to deploy the military to purchase cashew nuts from farmers in an attempt to force an increase in market price. → Read More

Messages in motion: The art of Swahili sayings on public transport in Zanzibar ·

"They know that people will comment on the condition of their vehicle, or the way they drive. . . and they want to block you — they want you to laugh instead." → Read More

Zanzibar zooms in on the future of visual arts in Africa ·

Visual Arts Festival Zanzibar brought together artists from Zanzibar and across Africa for a week of conversations, workshops and panels on the current state of visual arts. → Read More