Ethan Zuckerman’s thoughts on Global Voices turning 10: Global Voices started as a project that rounded up blog posts from around the world, when possible organizing them into themed stories illustrating an aspect of the social media conversation in a country or region. Over time, we began offering citizen media perspectives on breaking news through […]

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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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Ashoka is putting on what looks like a great webinar and Twitter debate on how entrepreneurship can help Africa’s youth create new possibilities for employment. December 5th, 2013 at 10:00 am EST. Use hashtags #SocEntChat and #AfricaYouthFwd. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that between 2000 and 2008 Africa created 73 million jobs, but only 16 […]

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Frank Swain say’s he’s no longer going to speak at TEDx events and I whole-heartedly support him. I’m not averse to speaking for nothing. I’ve done Cafe Scientifique, SciBar, Skeptics In The Pub. I’ve spoken at schools, colleges, universities. None of these were satellite events for a $6,000-a-plate conference. None of them wanted to brand […]

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This fall, Project Diaspora and the Morehouse College Department of Political Science are joining forces with an exciting new collaboration. Students enrolled in Professor Laura Seay’s Contemporary African Politics course are engaged in an in-depth study of politics and current events on the continent through traditional methods of learning like reading, hearing lectures, and in-class […]

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Wendy Lee,  a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, sent us the following notice about an upcoming forum dubbed “Africa Reclaiming Africa: Changing the Rules of Engagement” taking place on the same campus on April 13-14, 2012. This is the 9th Economic Forum held by Columbia University focused on Africa. Make sure not […]

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Fellow Ugandans, As a creative consultant, it is not often that I get to work on a project that both pays me and also contributes to the development and well-being of Uganda. I would like to introduce you to such a project. I met Pratheepan “Deep” Gulasekaram in DC at the Clinton Global Diaspora Forum. He, along with […]

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