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Acumen Fellowships Class of 2010

The application process is now open and closes on October 20th. “Ideal fellows include those who have already decided on a career in venture philanthropy, those who are seeking a career at the highest levels in the corporate world but want to better understand and impact problems of global poverty, and budding social entrepreneurs who […]

New way to invest in Africa

MyC4.com is a web-based platform that allows you to look up a list of African entrepreneurs who need funding for their projects and to offer them loans. You bid a certain interest rate, which is accepted as long as it is below the maximum the entrepreneur is willing to accept and as long as others […]

Kriegler Commission Report

Available here in soft copy.

Africa 24 launches!

Love the tagline: An African voice telling African stories.

About Africa 24: “A24 Media is Africaa€?s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGOa€?s from around the Continent. A24 Mediaa€?s business model ensures that all contributors receive a wide and previously unknown exposure to their content, thereby generating sustainable and […]

Channeling Kanye West’s Superstar….

…it’s been a while since I’ve posted a pic of a now toddler KP. She’s 18 months, almost 19 and a bundle of energy and curiosity…I’m loving it! First full sentence – “Wow! What’s this?” when I get home with shopping bags. That’s her doing karaoke at a friend’s bash. Her current favorite song is […]

Google East Africa Gadget Competition winners

The winners have been announced…I still think the prizes could be ramped up, but nevertheless it’s good to see innovation out there (and let me stop hating, it’s not like Kenyan tech companies are out there promoting innovation).

Link for the day

Mendi be cracking me up.

Ushahidi wins J-Lab special distinction award!

All the details here