Innovating for the People: How Africa is using Technology for Better Governance.

This post is the forth and last article in a four-part series on Africa: The Present Frontier. Follow this special series by interacting with parts one, two and three . On his first day in office, US President Barrack Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government start the process that led to the Data.gov we […]

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The Innovation Ecosystem in East Africa

This post is the third in a four-part series on Africa: The Present Frontier “Many investors see East Africa’s strong growth potential as a driver of better investment performance than in South Africa: This is a huge shift in private equity attitudes toward Africa, which have been historically focused on South Africa. East African investment […]

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Where Opportunities Lie in the African Mobile Space

This is the second in a 4-part series on Africa: The Present frontier.  Africa straddles two realities. One is underpinned by the belief that Africa is the next frontier and measures the continent’s progress against an expected trajectory and momentum modeled on that which developed economies have followed in the past. As the continent leapfrogged […]

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Message from Africa: Have Money, Will Buy.

This is the first of a four-part series on Africa: The Present Frontier. The usual picture of Africa rarely includes middle class consumers and designer brands. In fact, it rarely portrays the other reality, the true potential that lies on the continent and in its people. Sadly, this robs many western brands off the opportunity […]

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From Open Data to Open Action

“The thing to remember is, Human beings do not socialize in a completely random way. There’s a tangible reason for us being together, that ties us together. Again, that reason is called the Social Object.” Hugh MacLeod The Open Government Partnership declaration commits members to support civic participation in addition to making data on government […]

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