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A boom in African start-ups

So, what does the current start-up/entrepreneur market look like in Africa? According to the IMF, Africa will have the fastest growing economy of any continent over the next 5 years. 346 more words

How mobile phones are used to drive development in Africa

THEĀ African continent has one of the fastest growing mobile phone markets in the world. More Africans have access to mobile phones (540 million mobile users) than to clean drinking water, a bank account or electricity. 531 more words

How will the U.S. handle its involvement with a possible Kenyan referendum?

We have the examples of Kenya’s constitutional referenda of 2005 and 2010 for some lessons.

In the fall of 2005, the Government of Kenya, on behalf of the “Wako Draft” constitution being brought to a referendum vote–the “Banana campaign”– loudly claimed that the U.S. 1,194 more words

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"We see Africa's potential"

This week’s Africa Summit in Washington suggests hope for a deeper, broader engagement between the United States and many African countries. This is a policy area where there seems to be substantial room for negotiated agreement and cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. 31 more words

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Uganda: "bursting at the seams" says State OIG inspection

The State Department Office of the Inspector General released this afternoon its latest regular inspection report for the U.S. Embassy in Uganda. The Kampala mission, the second largest in Sub-Saharan Africa, gets good marks, but is facing critical physical space problems from ongoing and expected growth–“bursting at the seams”. 498 more words

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