My friend went to Africa and all I got was this idea for a lousy T-shirt

Kony 2012 is not an aberration. It is the inevitable next step in a trend among charities and advocacy groups trying to connect distant disasters with donors, voters and policymakers in the west. That is laudable. But a consequence is that it has confused causes and effects, spawning a new breed of campaigner that measures … More My friend went to Africa and all I got was this idea for a lousy T-shirt

My African Advent Calendar: Day 22, A PROPHET

And lo, a prophet appeared in a faraway land. “Follow me,” she declared, “but only those that have two testicles – no more, no less. “And I will protect you with my magic potions and butter and together we will deliver the Promised Land to our people. You must kill snakes.” Alice Lakwena’s Holy Spirit … More My African Advent Calendar: Day 22, A PROPHET