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Amanda Lichtenstein · July, 2019

Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a writer, editor, and educator from Chicago, IL (USA). She splits her time between Stone Town, Zanzibar and Chicago, USA. She currently works as a digital editor with the global security desk with PRI/PRX's The World and is the regional editor for sub-Saharan Africa with Global Voices. Send pitches and story ideas to amanda.lichtenstein@globalvoices.org.

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Latest posts by Amanda Lichtenstein from July, 2019

26 July 2019

From Nigeria to Zanzibar, Africa quietly played a critical role in US moon landing 

To this day, few people know about Project Mercury space stations in Nigeria and Zanzibar, part of a groundbreaking global communications network that helped pave the way for Apollo 11.

8 July 2019

‘No Visa Mix': Tanzanian singeli stars denied visas to US music festival

"For those of you who still think of artists escaping to America, think about it again. It doesn’t make sense and you’ll lose the chance to see amazing performances."

5 July 2019

New York Times ad for Nairobi bureau chief riddled with clichés about Africa

The NYT’s language to describe their ideal Nairobi bureau chief reignited the debate on Western media's perpetual use of tired clichés and tropes about Africa.