Tag Archives: Ghana

The Uber Effect

In the so-called developed world there’s a lot of antipathy towards Uber. Much of it seems to be from people who have turf to protect (London’s Black Cab community), or drivers (in India) who were dissatisfied with the initial commercial … Continue reading

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The entitlement culture

“Just because you feel good, doesn’t make you right, oh no.” So go the lyrics of Hedonism, catchy track from the band Skunk Anansie, to which I am sure you all listen. The name Skunk Anansie is taken from the folklore … Continue reading

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Botswana, Cape Verde ranked least corrupt in Africa but new report makes uncomfortable reading for continent

The 2014 Transparency International graft index has been released, and surprises in both the winners and laggards categories. BOTSWANA is seen as the least corrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa, while conflict-wracked Somalia and South Sudan have their work cut out … Continue reading

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It’s not just the Referendum.

Can Scotland learn from Africa? In Africa, we’re usually considered to be outside the purview of global debate. People assume that we have our own problems.  And they believe we have everything to learn from developed markets. That’s a paradigm … Continue reading

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Google Kenya’s Elections Hub

Keeping Voters Informed Ahead of the Kenyan Elections The Internet is increasingly playing an important role in transforming the way citizens participate and engage in the elections across Africa, as we saw last year in Senegal and Ghana. Next it’s … Continue reading

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Live debate, or dead loss.

Africa’s politicians face a new challenge Every year, Africa records progress towards contemporary democracy. While the Middle East discovers that regime change is no change at all, Africa continues to provide beacons of hope.

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Latest Facebook stats for Kenya

Kenya Facebook Statistics Socialbakers’ networking statistics show that Facebook penetration in Kenya is 4.88% compared to the country’s population and 48.86% in relation to number of Internet users.

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Getting to know you.

If the world wants to be here, it must understand Africans I’ve been in Africa nearly 20 years and I never tire of the surprises this Continent produces. In the words of the Grandma in the movie ‘Parenthood’, I’ve always … Continue reading

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Time for Change

For those of you reading this column in Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, or any of this Continent’s national newspapers, I make no apology today for writing about Kenya.

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How the young & the restless view the global community

Recently we looked at the three most important motivations of young people. All over the world. From Bujumbura to Boston. From The Go Down to Gollywood -Ghana’s nascent TV production community.

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