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Joseph Dana

Joseph Dana, based between South Africa and the Middle East, is editor-in-chief of emerge85, a lab that explores change in emerging markets and its global impact.

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How Afrofuturism can inspire a better post-pandemic world

They may be works of fiction and art, but the “Black Panther” blockbuster and the “cosmic” compositions of jazz legend Sun Ra represent a genre that could offer inspiration for how we rebuild in a post-pandemic future.

October 01, 2021

Colonial-era privilege is hampering the fight against COVID-19

High rates of vaccination and the hot summer weather in the Northern Hemisphere have given many in the West new hope for an end to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is tempting people to chart new life paths as they get a glimpse of what they believe to be a post-pandemic future.

July 02, 2021

Africa needs an out-of-the-box energy solution

Africa’s energy supply is in crisis, a result of crumbling infrastructure, a rapidly growing population and the pressure of climate change. The crisis will not be solved by conventional means, and certainly not by increasing regional tension.

November 06, 2020