I spent this weekend reading through Beyond Kony2012 Atrocity, Awareness, & Activism in the Internet Age. It was compiled and edited by Amanda Taub of Wronging Rights fame. Below are some excerpts from the authors (including yours truly) that contributed to the book. If you are interested in going beyond the slick simplicity of the video […]

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[<a href=”http://storify.com/tmsruge/skin-in-the-game” target=”_blank”>View the story “Skin in the game” on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Skin in the game</h1> <h2>This past weekend I posed some questions on Twitter as to why the African voice isn’t yet prominent in discussions about the continent’s affairs. This question has been on my mind throughout the Kony 2012 affair. Turns out it […]

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We received this urgent and sad request to help find the family of Ugandan who passed away in Texas this month. Any information you could provide to help identify her family in Uganda would be greatly helpful. Please leave any information in the comments ~ To the Ugandan Diaspora Community, My dear friend and sister […]

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure being invited to sit on the famous orange sofa so familiar with The Stream’s audience. The topic of discussion was ‘African aid: helpful or hazardous.’ I was joined by Joel R. Charny, Vice President of Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction, and a cast of supporting commentators who joined us […]

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For whatever reason, the start of Spring season lately has signaled an emergence of chaos in the world of international development communications. For the past few years, the February – May time frame unveiled the development community’s worst ideas. In 2009, it was Ashton Kutcher and Malaria No More, in 2010 it was Jason Sadler […]

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Wendy Lee,  a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, sent us the following notice about an upcoming forum dubbed “Africa Reclaiming Africa: Changing the Rules of Engagement” taking place on the same campus on April 13-14, 2012. This is the 9th Economic Forum held by Columbia University focused on Africa. Make sure not […]

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