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Amanda Lichtenstein · December, 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 December, 2019

26 December 2019

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.

24 December 2019

8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist

Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system. 

18 December 2019

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.

5 December 2019

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.