Mobile Money Has Lifted 194,000 Kenyan Households Out of Poverty

by Scott Burns In an earlier post, I showed how over the past few years M-PESA and other kinds of “mobile money” have made sending money across the world as easy as sending a text message, while also facilitating commerce and financial inclusion in developing nations around the world. It’s only recently, though, that experts …

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Uganda pushes ahead with ‘risky’ car plans

By Esther Nakkazi [KAMPALA] By 2018, Uganda’s planned automotive industry will be making 7,000 hybrid cars a year, says Paul Isaac Musasizi, acting CEO of the state-run Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). The petrol and electric car, called the Kiira SMACK, will have five seats, a top speed of 180 kilometres an hour and will be …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 14 April 2014

The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects by Andrew Novak Release Date: April 16, 2014Publisher: Palgrave Pivot Over the past decade the death penalty has sharply declined across the African continent, and the number of executions outside of North Africa has fallen to a trickle. While this would seem to fit within the …

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