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Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – May 20, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! DIGITAL RIGHTS AND WRONGS When you read the headline “Somalia will turn off social media access to stop high school exam cheating” it’s difficult not to smile at the idea a high school exam could lead to a country...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – May 19 2019

Upcoming Events * Reflections on being an “Africanist” scholar in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Pius Adesanmi Nokoko is calling for submissions of original manuscripts that critically reflect on what it means or what it should mean to be an...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! SUPPORTING THE SUPPORTERS Entrepreneurship can often be a lonely career path, particularly at the start. This is particularly the case in modern tech-enabled businesses where software takes care of many admin tasks that used to...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – May 10, 2019

Upcoming Events * Reflections on being an “Africanist” scholar in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Pius Adesanmi Nokoko is calling for submissions of original manuscripts that critically reflect on what it means or what it should mean to be an...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – May 5 2019

CLIMATE CHANGED Over the last two months we’ve seen a major city and other parts of Mozambique devastated by Cyclone Idai in mid-March and then hit again by Cyclone Kenneth late April. They’ve impacted nearly 2 million people in Mozambique alone...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – May 3

Upcoming Events * Reflections on being an “Africanist” scholar in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Pius Adesanmi Nokoko is calling for submissions of original manuscripts that critically reflect on what it means or what it should mean to be an...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 28, 2019

DIGITAL AMBITIONS Late last year, the World Bank Group, in partnership with the African Union and International Telecommunications Union, launched an initiative called “A Digital Infrastructure Moonshot for Africa” with an ambitious target to get universal and...

African Studies@Carleton Digest – Issue of April 26 2019

Upcoming Events Lapidary Practice: The Twentieth Century’s First Death Camp, William Kentridge, and the World’s LastNorthern White Rhinoceros Male Dr. Brian Macaskill, John Carroll University Macaskill’s presentation circles and cycles around the...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 21, 2019

YOUTH TALK Africa’s fast-growing population is one of the defining issues of our age. It’s a topic which influences all kinds of discussions about the continent’s future, from the challenges of managing economic growth and food security to health and overall...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – Issue of April 18 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Papers | Globalization, Media and the African City Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies! The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 5th annual undergraduate research...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 14 2019

TURNING POINT It isn’t hyperbole to describe this past week as significant or even a turning point for the African startup ecosystem. The obvious reason would be the successful initial public offering of Jumia (more below) but it’s bigger than Jumia and it...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – issue of April 12 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Papers | Globalization, Media and the African City Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies! The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 5th annual undergraduate research...

Quartz Africa Weekly – April 7 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! DEBT DILEMMA Last month, Africa’s eurobond debt passed a $100 billion milestone but anyone who’d been paying attention to the talk of rising African debt wouldn’t have been completely surprised. African countries issued a record $27.1...

African Studies @Carleton Digest – Issue of April 5, 2019

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events Call for Papers | Globalization, Media and the African City Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies! The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton...

Quartz Africa Weekly – March 31 2019

NAVIGATING A PR STORM Ethiopian Airlines is tackling its biggest disaster in years—a tragedy that reverberated across the world on Mar. 10 when its Nairobi-bound ET 302 flight crashed minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board. In its...

African Studies @Carleton Digest – March 29 2019

Upcoming Events Call for Papers | Globalization, Media and the African City Calling all undergraduate students with a passion for African Studies! The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 5th annual undergraduate research...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – March 24 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! INVESTOR BLUES Venture capital firms have been getting most of the investor headlines in Africa over the last decade. The idea Africa’s business hubs could replicate or even do a slightly ersatz version of Silicon Valley and launch the...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – March 22, 2019

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events In celebration of the life of our beloved colleague, mentor, teacher and friend, Professor Pius Adesanmi (Institute of African Studies, Department of English & Department of...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief: March 17, 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! TELLING A STORY In the news media we often remind ourselves perceptions of almost any subject can be shaped over time by biased or slanted coverage. It’s not a discussion that is often examined when it comes to entertainment, but there’s...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – March 10 2019

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! SCHOOL DAZE Just over a year ago, a photo of Richard Appiah Akoto, a teacher in Ghana drawing the features of a Microsoft Word processing window on a blackboard, went viral. People around the world were full of admiration for his...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – Issue of March 8 2019

Upcoming Events “The uncertain promise of future happiness: Women, youth and urban change in Ibadan, Nigeria”with Professor Grace Adeniyi OgunyankinPauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University Date: Wednesday,March 20, 2019 |...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief: Issue of March 1, 2019

DIGITAL COMMERCE There’s a $700 billion opportunity for African countries over the next five years if they can close the gender gap of mobile phone ownership, according to GSMA, the mobile trade body. It bases that estimate on the commercial opportunity for...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest: Issue of March 1, 2019

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events “The uncertain promise of future happiness: Women, youth and urban change in Ibadan, Nigeria”with Professor Grace Adeniyi OgunyankinPauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies,...

African Studies@Carleton Digest: February 22 2019

Upcoming Events This workshop critically assesses the global politics of China’s ambitious new grand strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As the world’s economic centre of gravity progressively moves eastwards, China is extending its trading routes and...