Blog entries from: Emergent Africa

Inspired by George Ayittey's book 'Africa Unchained'.

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September 8 2014

From Emergent Africa Mon Sep 8 2014, 13:58:00

Tristan McConnell in the Global Post:

Kenya's filmmakers are upending Hollywood tropes and giving the world a more complex view of their homeland.

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September 7 2014

From Emergent Africa Sun Sep 7 2014, 08:30:00

A Vilcek Prize profile:

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September 5 2014

From Emergent Africa Fri Sep 5 2014, 14:46:00

Katrina Manson writing in FT:

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From Emergent Africa Fri Sep 5 2014, 14:34:00

From Vocativ:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to ...

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From Emergent Africa Fri Sep 5 2014, 13:58:00

In Al Jazeera, Calestous Juma revisits a theme he has covered before:

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September 3 2014

From Emergent Africa Wed Sep 3 2014, 15:48:00

Making Education:

One of the emerging trends from the 2014 NMC Horizon Report is the growing prevalence of MakerSpaces in education. MakerSpaces (also called HackerSpaces) are places where people gather to build projects, collaborate, and incubate ideas. The best way to think of them is like "Industrial Arts class" for the 21st Century -- a flexible place where people can come together to do real-world, authentic work tasks outside of a traditional business setting.

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August 30 2014

From Emergent Africa Sat Aug 30 2014, 10:28:00

From Smart Monkey, a conversation with Toby Green author of The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa: 1300-1589:

Historian Toby Green, author of The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa: 1300-1589 on: the scale of the Transatlantic slave trade over 350 years; its relationship to the previously existing slave trade and the growth of global capitalism; and its impact on those parts of Africa where the Transatlantic slave trade first took off.

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From Emergent Africa Sat Aug 30 2014, 10:20:00



August 29 2014






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