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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The key to social media and traffic in Cairo

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    Very nice but not totally convincing, Aly Rafea told me a secret this morning, a secret that's worth gold. Rafea is the founder of bey2ollak.com, an app that "lets people share traffic information for the primary streets in Cairo and Alexandria, (the...

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  5. "Social" Marketing and the Egyptian Revolution.

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    Yesterday morning I attended a conference for entrepreneurs held near Cairo, in a "Smart Village" where Microsoft, Vodaphone, Intel, Alcatel and a lot of banks are located.The event included a Panel on social media, or, more precisely, on how...

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  6. Creating the African Gaming Industry

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    It all started as an ordinary rivalry, two young developers claiming at the same time to be the first game developer in Africa. No risk of it coming to blows with a continent separating them: one lives in Accra, Ghana, and the other in Nairobi,...

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  7. An Activist Entrepreneur

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    Bruno Legendre acts with an unrelenting logic that I described Friday in my weekly column in the Science & Techno supplement (Article in French; subscription required). But I wanted to talk about him in a little more detail on several...

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  8. Campaigning against car horns in Casablanca

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    Selma Benjelloun is slim, shy, discreet and determined. She needs to be in order to enter into a fight with this city's deafening car horns (klaxons in French)-- perhaps the wost that I've ever heard, and not only in terms of noise. Almost as soon as...

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