I joined three other Ugandans on Al Jazeera’s The Stream to discuss the recent Ugandan presidential elections: Irene Ikomu @miss__rizzy Coordinator, Parliament Watch Uganda Bebe Cool @BebeCoolUG Ugandan Musician Andrew Karamagi @karamagi_andrew Lawyer and activist There’s a silent resignation in some corners of the country about how the elections were handled. Many expected and voted for change of […]

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High-level policies aren’t his only frustration. Ruge has also called out celebrity-led charities, like actor Ashton Kutcher’s 2009 campaign against malaria, which had him racing CNN for a million Twitter followers. The Hollywood star promised to buy 10,000 bed nets if he won. In response, Ruge wrote on his blog, “Celebrity stunts of altruism are […]

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Decolonizing Development: Opportunities and Alternative Post-2015 I’ll be speaking at University of Toronto Scarborough Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, February 8th. The 4th year of the conference will be dedicated to challenging “current concepts about development.” I’ll be contributing to a discussion on social entrepreneurship. This ambitious and innovative conference aims to dismantle (neo) colonial […]

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My second op-ed of 2015 is a fuller rundown of my thoughts on post-2015 development agenda. Sadly, Financial Times’ BeyondBRICS blog has it hidden behind a registration wall. If you are patient enough to register (you can do so easily by logging in with Twitter) and read it, I’d appreciate your feedback. After decades of […]

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Join me and a distinguished list of discussants for an evening of discourse about the state of remittances and economic growth in Africa. The Africa-America Institute’s next Speaker Series panel discussion will explore the role remittances can play in bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the African continent. The panel discussion entitled “Can Remittances from the […]

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I’ll be speaking at a panel about Women and Innovative Entrepreneurship in Uganda at Georgetown tomorrow. Join us for the screening of the short film, “Barefoot in Business,” which follows the fortunes of three Ugandan business women as they defy statistics, stereotypes and credit restrictions, and go head to head for the 2012 Female Entrepreneur of […]

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