While I speak often on the need for international NGO’s to stop eroding local capacity, I don’t speak enough about the organizations that do make a concerted effort to do just that, only to realize we (Africans) are easily corruptible self-serving people when given too much power and autonomy. Over the past several months I’ve […]

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I received this email in my inbox from an IP address in Kampala, Uganda: are there job oppotunities for those who speak Luo,English,Kumam? I’m a senior six vacist.Thanks. To which I replied: Based on your question, are you looking for a job as a translator? Otherwise, what are your skills? What do you have to offer […]

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With so many innovation hubs emerging in Africa, it seems timely to support an initiative which will facilitate collaboration between hubs, so as to establish a Pan-African movement. We are delighted to announce that The Indigo Trust and Hivos have decided to co-fund AfriLabs.  The Indigo Trust has awarded 25,000 Euros (£22,035) for this purpose […]

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Last week I wandered into the SOHO canyons to buy my wife a gift. Since we’ve been in New York, we’ve spent every weekend exploring the different burrows of New York. For whatever reason, we’ve ended up finding ourselves in the heart of SOHO. Every. Weekend. My wife needed a new wallet. I headed straight […]

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Kenya’s Nation Media Group is stepping up the media game with Africa Review. I especially love the photo essays. Short, visual stories that suck you deep into a situation. I loved all of them. This one, From refuse to cooking gas by Emma Nzioka caught my eye. Africa ingenuity at it’s best: The school stores […]

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Chris Blattman on giving cash to the poor as the equivalent to being given shoes and laces: So is it time to stop giving people skills? Not entirely. Part of the reason these Ugandan youth did well is that they invested some of their grants–maybe a third–in skills training. But mostly they invested the grant […]

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Founder2be, the Helsinki-based co-founder finding network, is now operating in more than 100 countries, having expanded to accept would-be co-founders living in Africa and Australia. The network was already accepting applications from Europe, the U.S. and Asia — and says it’s the first co-founder finding network operating across all five continents (Antarctica not being a hotbet […]

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