Lisa Plank is a German freelance journalist. She studied political science at the Technical University of Munich, and worked for several media houses, including a Namibian daily newspaper. She's interested in the intersection between politics and society, post-colonialism, and international relations between Europe and Africa.
Latest posts by Lisa Plank from December, 2021
Namibian activists maximize social media to expose unlawful jurisdiction and homophobic legislature
LGBTQ+ and feminist activists in Namibia use social media as a tool to gain international attention and put pressure on their government to ensure equal rights.
Colonial prejudices and vaccine nationalism drive COVID-19 African travel bans
Omicron has spread to many countries, but most Western countries red-listed only southern African countries. This is reflective of the colonial stereotyping of Africans as savages from a diseased continent.