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the power of social media to ease ethnic tension

the power of social media to ease ethnic tension

This is truly a beautiful story about how the world is changing. Alanna Shaikh talks about how a mix of...

Kenya says yes to reform

Kenya says yes to reform

Kenyan’s voted, peacefully, for reform of the Constitution, which will introduce a new Bill of Rights and also curb the...

Leadership lessons from dancing guy

Leadership lessons from dancing guy

via Duncan Green

Mobile web booming in Africa

Mobile web booming in Africa

Africa has seen massive growth in mobile use in the last year, according to the stats coming out of Opera (mobile...

Charge your phone with a bicycle – in rural Kenya

Charge your phone with a bicycle – in rural Kenya

necessity is the mother of invention…

Where do facebook’s 500 million come from?

Where do facebook’s 500 million come from?

This week, facebook announced that “500 million people all around the world are actively using Facebook to stay connected with their...

Great day making business sense of the internet at #netprophet

Great day making business sense of the internet at #netprophet

What a groovy day at netprophet! Kudos to the sponsors who made it a free conference – so people like me, from...

World Bank gives us statistics – what to do with open data?

World Bank gives us statistics – what to do with open data?

This week the World Bank made its statistics freely available on a user-friendly, navigable website.  Who is this for? “The...

Get in on the conversation

Get in on the conversation

Last week’s political fiascos (gosh, the choice of links is dazzling — Malema, Terre’Blanche, Visagie … or Malema?) brought a new kind of revolution...

Social media changes war coverage

Social media changes war coverage

okay I know this blog is about Africa, and Baghdad isn’t in Africa, but this is an important story about...