African Innovation Hubs Promoting Innovation & Technology on the Continent
Africa is a massive yet diverse continent, with diversity not only in ethnic cultures but also in geographic regions, which offer a variety of climates, vegetation and topographical arrays. However, perhaps more importantly these various regions also offer different investment and economic opportunities. In recent years certain African countries […]
The Politics of Water Sharing in the Nile Basin
The Nile: There Won’t Be Enough for Everybody Is the post-revolution change in Egyptian leadership bringing about a shift in foreign policy towards the nations of the Nile Basin? The Nile River is a resource strained to its limits on both sides of the equation – supply and demand. On the […]
Future Day Part 3 – Hear what they say but pay more attention to what they don’t!
This is the the third and final post in the three-part series of articles looking at the Future Day held recently in Nairobi and organized by Future Challenges, SID East Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation. Check out the first post here and the second here. On this article I look at the thorny […]
Uganda’s oil discovery: Losers and Winners
Uganda will soon join the league of countries producing oil as the pumping of this natural resource begins in 4 years’ time. With about 1.8 billion untapped barrels of oil, Uganda is expected to join sub-Saharan Africa‘s major oil producers like Nigeria, Angola and Sudan. As such, Ugandans are waiting […]
Is the Playing Field Level for Stateless Olympiads?
“Do the Olympics highlight “free and fair” competition, or is it just one more scene in which the developing world’s disadvantages are starkly visible?” This is the question that was on my mind when I watched the Olympic Procession on July 28. Olympiads clad in colorful regalia pranced and […]