Our Purpose: To tell a different story about Africa. The Re-branding of Africa.
The story everyone knows and yet no one knows. Africa Knows is about the challenges, triumphs, dreams and nightmares of being an African in a 21st century city that is straddling several revolutions at the same time - the technological revolution, the agricultural revolution, a democratic resurgence and a post-colonial identity crisis complicated by old ethnic tensions.
Africa Knows about its own land and its own people more than any international media agency can ever know. Africa tells its own story to those who want to listen with their hearts and their heads. This is the beginning of a new identity, for Nairobi and for Africa as a whole.
Using the tools of digital media and social networks, Africa Knows will bring together the best of photojournalism drawn from Kenya and the most active and creative new writing to tell a different story of itself.
This project will grown through naturally evolving networks to capture thoughts from across Africa...because Africa Knows that it is the cradle of all mankind.
This project is run by Sheila Ochugboju and Joshua Wanyama.