Explore these cartoons by our 3 cartoonists, who attended and responded to sessions at the RISE Africa 2021 Action Festival.

RISE Africa 2021 Action Festival Cartoons:

Khalid Albaih

Khalid is a Romanian born, Qatar raised, Sudanese award-winning artist, political cartoonist and cultural producer based between Doha and Copenhagen. besides his two books KHARTOON! and Sudan Retold on the shelves of international bookshops, Khalid publishing his political cartoons and political commentary on current affairs on various established media outlets, publications and books.

Bethuel Mangena

Mangena is the cartoonist for African News Agency. Son of a miner and a domestic worker. His career as a cartoonist started in 2001 when he was given an opportunity to work for the Sunday World Newspaper. Mangena’s dream to exhibit his work overseas was realised courtesy of the French Institute to show off his work amongst the world’s best for the very first time in France, for which he received an award and medal. He was later invited to exhibit at the World Economic Forum in Durban and was followed by an invitation to once again exhibit in Durban, this time alongside all South African cartoonists in an exhibition entitled “Black&White in Ink”.

Mangena was selected as one of five young up and coming cartoonists to study British politics in London jointly mentored by Zapiro and leading UK cartoonist Steve Bell. In 2007 he won the Vodacom Journalist of the year , he was a runner up at the Mondi Shanduka journalism awards in 2010 and received a silver award at Standard bank Sikuvile journalism awards in 2020.

Maya Adams

Maya is a multi-media artist with a passion for creative communication, education and climate action. She believes that it is essential to use the arts as a tool to explore other ways of knowing, especially when engaging with complexity. She has actively engaged with a variety of organisations including the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Oxford Circular Economics Lab, the NYU Center for Global Sea Level Change and Tree Adoption Uganda.