There are people who don’t exist (Story 1)

The story of Mama Furaha and her group (Kilifi County). There are people who live in Kenya but don’t exist. Mama Furaha is 40 years old this year – at least that is her estimate because she is not exactly sure which day she was born. She doesn’t look 40 – more like a spry …

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The 77%: This is your month

About 770 million people in Africa are aged below 35 years old. Thats 77% of Africans who are potentially the generation who are responsible for the change and progress that Africa needs. On August 12th, the world will commemorate International Youth Day. What will this mean for Africa? How shall we commemorate this day? Shall …

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Last year, I attended the very successful Africa Open Data Conference and there I said some things that I was later told are unpopular within the Open Data industry – particularly in the civil society. On reflection, I find that I still stand by what I said then. In a nutshell: Motivations for Open Data …

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