Uncovered Chats

Uncovered Chats
Sci-Fi Stories That Imagine A Future Africa

Sci-Fi Stories That Imagine A Future Africa

“My science fiction has different ancestors – African ones,” says writer Nnedi Okorafor.                              In-between excerpts from her ‘Binti’ series and her novel Lagoon,...

Our Immune Cells Can Help Fight Cancer

“After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery.” – Elizabeth Wayne. Wayne, who is...
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Can Animals Think And Feel?

Do you ever wonder if animals think and feel the same way humans do? And as humans, can we know this? Carl Safina, an ecologist...
We Could Be Running Out Of Food

We Could Be Running Out Of Food

“We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpasses the agricultural system’s structural capacity to produce food,” says...
Africa Should Be The Centre Of Knowledge

Africa Should Be The Centre Of Knowledge

“How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis?” asks...
Could A Crop Help Africa Prosper?video

Could A Crop Help Africa Prosper?

Apparently there’s an ancient “miracle grain” (not quinoa) native to Senegal that’s versatile, nutritious and gluten-free! Chef Pierre Thiam shares on TED Talks his...

Do You Really Belong in Your City?

To whom do the megacities really belong, as displaced communities often occupy them? OluTimehin Adegbeye, a writer and an activist shares on TED Talks...
Emannuel Jal: The Musical War Soldiervideo

Emannuel Jal: The Musical War Soldier

If you’ve watched Beasts of No Nation (2015), an American war drama movie about a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country goes through a...
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Courage Is Contagious

Artist and filmmaker, Damon Davis once joined the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014. He found not only anger,...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Not everyone who ends up in jail is guilty of a crime, which is why Harvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan fights to free the...