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Looking for Part 1? — The man who cycled across Africa (continued)… Do you provide bicycles for clients, or do they have to bring their own? Also, how does one pick the perfect bike for [...]

The man who cycled across Africa

Or the art of cycling across Africa (and why you should “just do it”). In today’s interview I am very pleased to introduce you to Henry Gold, founder and director [...]

Capturing moments of pure enjoyment through sport

Taking notes from how our great partners at United Through Sport work with children, we (at Snap) incorporated the universal language of sports into our lessons this year. Combining football [...]

Snap Diary: Discover the true meaning of “Ubuntu”

Through a poignant account, James Purdy shares his experience with South African school kids, his love of photography and life in general. Be moved and discover the true meaning of [...]

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10 things you didn’t know about the Kalahari desert

A desert that has been around since the formation of Africa sixty million years ago. Over 350,000 square miles stretching across three countries. Home to some of the world’s most [...]

Could southern Africa eliminate malaria by 2018?

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland are close to completely eliminating malaria, and by 2018, hope to join Mauritius and the Seychelles, who are already free of the disease. This [...]

5 films directed by African women that confront gender stereotypes

We are approaching a new age where women are challenging the patriarchal conditions of African cinema – rapidly gaining a voice in a male dominated industry. Subjects have ranged from [...]

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Wakaliwood – the slum where movies are made for $200

Deep in a Ugandan slum, gory low-budget movies are being directed by the country’s own Quentin Tarantino. Machines guns made from scrap metal, computer-generated helicopters and toy trucks all make [...]

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Empowering the children of DR Congo through photography

Snap Foundation was formed through the idea that photography can be used to empower disadvantaged children around the world. This summer, they developed a trial programme in the Democratic Republic [...]

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Skateboarding is helping Ethiopia’s young escape the daily grind

A skateboarding movement in Addis Ababa is exploding, providing Ethiopia’s young with moments of fun and escape in the troubled city. On a stroll through the hustle and bustle of [...]

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WATCH: Beautiful drone footage captures drilling protest in Sahara Desert

Images of thousands of Saharawi people protesting against oil company San Leon drilling in the Western Sahara were elegantly captured from the air by a drone. This part of the [...]

How the people of Burkina Faso defeated an authoritarian coup

On September 16th this year, both the Burkina Faso Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and the Interim President Michel Kafando were taken hostage by the presidential guard (the RSP), seizing [...]

Hollywood goes black – photographers reshoot 20 iconic movie scenes in Senegal hotel

When looking for their next big project, Senegalese photographers Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé decided to pick something close to their hearts – western cinema. The pair long adored Hollywood classics like [...]

The Snap Diary – Shooting in the townships

Warnings of a raised terror threat reached our ears just as the Snap Foundation convoy rumbled into the Kwide township – minibus, pickup truck and hatchback, incongruous against the corrugated steel [...]

Reddit AMA unravels the mind-boggling genetic diversity of African peoples

Human genetics in Africa is mind-bogglingly diverse. So much so that, if you were to study the two Africans most genetically different to each other, they would share less DNA than a [...]

WATCH – How did Trevor Noah cope in his debut as Daily Show host?

Following in John Stewart’s footsteps as host of the Daily Show is the toughest job in TV right now. Step up, Trevor Noah. The South African comedian made his debut on America’s [...]

‘Everything is nothing without peace’ – How is Tanzania ensuring a peaceful presidential handover?

Key players in Tanzanian politics met for two days this week to discuss a peaceful transition from outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete, the 4th President of the United Republic of Tanzania, [...]

The Snap Diary: Selfie craze has officially reached South Africa

Stacey Hatfield works as a Senior Photographer at Net-a-Porter in London and has been interested in the Snap Foundation teaching programmes for a while. Finally, this year in June, she was [...]

Tjongololo’s tackle: I found the weirdest bar in Namibia

Fun, funky even wacky, these are words you might use to describe the Canyon Roadhouse not far from the Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia. Staid, dull and prim are [...]

Moonshine and the middle class – does Africa have a drinking problem?

Populated as many of its countries are by a high percentage of abstinent practising Muslims, the proposition that Africa might at all have a problem with alcoholism may, to some, [...]