Category Archive: Print Articles

The Need for Speed: Why Africa’s Datacenters are Still Trailing Behind

While latency is holding back the development of online services in Africa, and unreliable power supply holding back the development of datacenters, what’s next for facilities on the continent? (ZDNet)

The Race to Become the New India

East Africa is hoping to turn itself into an outsourcing hub with a series of initiatives designed to make it more appealing for foreign businesses. But does the region have enough to offer? (ZDNet)

Healing the Deepest Wounds

Sister Angelique gives young women the skills they need to run a small business, ensures that they can read and write, and teaches them about their rights as women. (Perspective)

Back to Life

The winner of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award works with young people in the eastern DRC whose lives have been devastated by kidnap, violence and serial rape. (Perspective)

Black Suits Against White-Collar Crimes

With recently discovered oil lying beneath Uganda’s western highlands, the corruption stakes are higher today than ever before. (Alternatives Internationales)

Splendid Africa

Since independence from Britain, East African tea has bloomed into a very African success story. (Tea Magazine)

Hacking for Charity: How One Former Hacker is Getting Techies Lending a Hand in Africa

j0hnnyhax didn’t know much about Uganda, but he knew about hackers. (ZDNet)

Lessons in the Slum Take Her to the World Stage

Phiona Mutesi, whose life and chess prowess are to be a Disney film, remembers at first, ‘I was very dirty. They didn’t accept me even to touch the pieces.’ (Christian Science Monitor)

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Uganda believes tree plantations are a perfect solution to the nation’s deforestation crisis. Critics say planting non-native trees causes more harm than good. (Earth Island Journal)