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All posts for November 2011

  1. A pause for surgery, but I carry on

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    Facts first: I just had an emergency operation on my Achilles tendon, for the second time in six months. It hasn't been a serious problem, but it is rather disabling. Since the first operation wasn't successful, I had to accept that a second was...

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  2. Can an African eBay Save the Continent?

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    Herman Chinery-Hesse was described to me as "the African Bill Gates," but what he's launching is more like the continent's eBay. He lacks the Microsoft founder's fortune and power, but he did launch a software company serving SME's in Ghana, where he...

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  3. On Innovation: Omar Christidis, Lebanon.

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    I met Oman Christidis during my stay in Cairo. Christidis, of Greek, Palestinian and Syrian origin, is the founder of ArabNet, a conference for Middle Eastern startups and investors.His goal: "Connect the region's leaders and give them a chance to...

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  4. On innovation: Linda Kwamboka, Kenya.

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    Linda Kwamboka, 23, is the co-founder and marketing manager at M-Farm, an application that allows Kenyan farmers to learn local market prices of products they wish to sell.I asked how she defines innovation.Read more about M-Farm: M-Farm lets Kenyan...

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  5. Alexandria: The library, from papyrus to bits.

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    Alexandria – Located not far from the ruins of its ancestor, the building containing the new library of Alexandria (Bibalex) is alone worth the trip. The exterior of the building designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta looks like a sort of...

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  6. Silicon Valley Cafes at Nairobi's iHub

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    Nairobi's iHub is an open space for geeks, hackers and investors. It acts as a model for all of Africa.The indisputable sign of legitimacy: they have a Pete's Coffee, just like you can find everywhere in Silicon Valley. (According to connoisseurs –...

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