“We are losing a lot of this capital that we need as a result of everything we throw out of the continent through illegal means and there is an estimate that the continent loses annually at least fifty billion dollars every year through illicit capital outflow,” he said. If this is an accurate estimate, then […]

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Hello everyone, Almost two months ago, a violent wind storm practically destroyed Kikuube Deliverance church. To the naked eye, the building is a hand-built structure made of mud, sticks and iron sheets. To this community, it is a symbol of their faith and commitment to the community. It was funded by the community and built […]

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If you are planning to visit Uganda any time soon or are in Uganda and want to take a trip down to Southwestern Uganda, this should probably be your one and only travel companion. I don’t think I’ve come across many digital travel guides (most are just listings and maps) that are this detailed. This […]

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If you are in Kampala on the 18th of April, do yourself a favor and attend this lecture by Professor Calestous Juma. You won’t regret it. Africa’s identity has historically been associated with its vast natural resources which have shaped not only its political culture but also defined its place in the global family of […]

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Having 24 hour access to the Internet and iPhone 5; housed in a built environment with no connection to nature, or simply making love relationships online; are not indicators of advancement or superiority. via African Women Resilience: Antidote for White Supremacy Complex in Development Delusions » Delusions of Development. This is probably the best read […]

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The poor already have a voice. Let’s just get that out of  the way. It baffles me why the development community at large continues to market their initiatives as “giving voice” to this or that community. This includes large development institutions down to do-gooder initiatives. The reason I have a bone to pick with this, […]

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One of the things I’ve noticed while traveling around the world is the attention paid to the details of building a road in various countries. I’ve never had a convenient photo to post a comment about until today. I was crossing the road from the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. and noticed what seems […]

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