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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Teddy’s was the voice that first challenged my perspective on building a business in Africa. Much of my model at Nakate has been created around his advice and the advice of his colleagues, both on the ground in Uganda and in diaspora communities in Washington DC and New York City via My Q and A […]

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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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As early as 2007, my eyes began to witness the full potential of our impact through remittances. I remember wondering if there were other members of the Diaspora feeling the same pull to the continent that I was. I was wondering if, like me, they were putting their siblings through higher education or investing in […]

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Since climate change affects all of us, it seems appropriate that we all should have a voice at the decision-making table. All too often though, we only get to hear from the academics, the heads of state, or the violent protestors. Where are the voices of the common man, the single mother, the student? Where […]

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