Just published this morning, my first op-ed for SciDev.net about African-led development of the continent, powered by technology. The musician and activist Bono and development academics such as Bill Easterly and Paul Collier are no longer the go-to experts on the continent’s development. Instead, development professor Calestous Juma, writer Teju Cole, political science professor Wanjiru […]

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Social Good Summit 2013 kicks off this weekend in NYC. This year I was invited to share the stage with Magatte Wade, the sharp tongued (her take down of Jeffrey Sachs is a must read) and serial entrepreneur from Senegal. She is the CEO of Tiossan, “a high-end natural skin care company based on indigenous […]

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(CNN) — Let’s give praise where praise is due. Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 viral video campaign has done what no other advocacy organization has been able to do until now: capture 29 minutes worth of attention from over 50 million people worldwide. No amount of advertising genius from “Mad Men” could create that kind of […]

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