Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • A Zebra walking at the Kruger National Park South Africa, Africa

A View of Ubuntu

After three weeks in South Africa, the last of which I’d spent on safari near Kruger National Park, I flew to Johannesburg where I had a layover of a few hours before my flight back [...]

  • A fish on a plate Mauritania, Africa

Bismillah! Food and Drink in Mauritania

Mauritania is home to a diversified dining scene with dishes influenced by several of its neighboring countries. Most traditional Mauritanian meals are served in communal fashion, where diners gather around a steaming dish to eat [...]

Charles Taylor, Former Liberian Leader, Convicted to a 50-Year Sentence

Some of history’s most brutal and twisted murders took place during Sierra Leone’s lengthy civil war, which lasted from 1991 to 2002. As the former president of neighboring Liberia and a proponent of civil war [...]

  • Ushahidi Kenya

Mobile Applications: A Weapon Against Violence

The bloody aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 post-election violence left victims, observers, and participants with a lingering feeling of horror and an instinctual “what just happened?” reaction. Initially, the actual reach of the violence was virtually [...]

  • Panla

Panla Presents “A Taste of Africa Event Series”

Panla’s “A Taste of Africa Event Series” started as a way to bring people from all walks of life together. The idea was to bring people from various parts of the world together and celebrate [...]

  • An overview of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys: Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

Millions of people fly every year completely unaware of the fascinating parts of the world they fly over. The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) aims to change this with the Hidden Journeys Project. Dar [...]

  • Nigeria′s Economy

Council on Foreign Relations: The State of Nigeria′s Economy

(Editor’s note: Originally posted on the website of the Council on Foreign Relations, former ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, writes about Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and how the country’s economy is affected by recent [...]

  • A Gold main factory in South Africa

African Development: So Much More Than Oil

Sub-Saharan Africa has attracted a growing wave of media attention over the last two years, and with this attention, an inaccurate narrative has formed that has influenced discourse. Often, an ordinary description of recent events [...]

In Tanzania, What Love Looks Like

To get to Ndemno’s house and to the Matonyok School Project, we turn north off the single tarmac Moshi road in Arusha and 4-wheel-drive it 20 minutes out of town north towards the foothills of Mt. [...]

  • Remitly’s Matt Oppenheimer and Josh Hug

Out of Africa: Trade, Technology, and Knowledge—Part 2, Mobile Wallet and Banking Revolution

Greater information technology share and investment through regional and South-South relationships is ushering the growth of an information technology revolution in Africa. This burgeoning African information technology revolution is not just limited to cyber cafes, [...]