Blog entries from: Emergent Africa

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

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October 22 2014

From Emergent Africa Wed Oct 22 2014, 13:56:00

Fred Swaniker at TED Global:

Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.

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From Emergent Africa Wed Oct 22 2014, 10:05:00

A useful metric? Ethiopia leads in numbers of new millonaires.

Imperial Innovations a model for entrepreneurial African universities to emulate? via ES

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From Emergent Africa Wed Oct 22 2014, 09:48:00

From the Milken Institute Review an article by Dani Rodrik:

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October 21 2014

From Emergent Africa Tue Oct 21 2014, 08:54:00

In Africa is a Country Sisonke Msimang writes:

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October 19 2014

From Emergent Africa Sun Oct 19 2014, 13:21:00

The outsourcing of 'everything' is all the more apparent. Charles Onyango-Obbo writing in the Mail & Guardian

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October 17 2014

From Emergent Africa Fri Oct 17 2014, 07:34:00

A Voice Online profile:

When director Destiny Ekaragha set her sights on filmmaking, she had one clear goal.

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From Emergent Africa Fri Oct 17 2014, 06:52:00

The Telegraph in conversation with Touria El Glaoui founder of 1-54:

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October 15 2014

From Emergent Africa Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:23:00

Pankaj Mishra in the Guardian:

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October 14 2014

From Emergent Africa Tue Oct 14 2014, 09:38:00

Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire writing in This is Africa:

We find your names on lists published in western media, among the top African Public Intellectuals, sometimes among the lists of Global Thinkers. And we celebrate. 'Our' thinkers are shaping the world, we say. You appear in TIME's lists of Influential People. You have theorised about important things. About the end of capitalist hegemony. About the failure of the African state. About the representations of Africanness. About the rise of Afro-capitalism. About many things your Western audiences find very captivating. And this is why they rank you highly alongside their own intellectuals. You are indeed one of their intellectuals as well.

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From Emergent Africa Tue Oct 14 2014, 08:39:00

Thomas Piketty in conversation with the Africa Report

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