The Growth of Entrepreneurship in Africa

  Despite the many ethnic tensions and high levels of unemployment that continue to plague many African nations, the continent is now being referred to as the “world’s most exciting economic frontier.”  Africa is experiencing record economic growth rates, surpassing the vast majority of developed economies. Although there are many underlying factors behind the growth, most notably…

Why the Finfinne / Addis Ababa Conflict Affects all Africa, not just Ethiopia

  Ethiopia has long been considered a model for other African nations. The country’s unique style of federalism has up until now been successful at keeping ethnic tensions from dividing the nation, and this is in large part due to Ethiopia’s robust constitution. However, ongoing tensions between the federal government in Addis Ababa and the…

Tesh Mbaabu: Kenya’s Business Tech Wiz 

Kenya’s growing technological pursuits have coincided with a surge in entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly, among the country’s innovative youth. Tesh Mbaabu is a young Kenyan tech entrepreneur, having started several successful companies almost immediately after completing his degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi in 2015. Notably, Mbaabu’s ventures into the technological sphere commenced prior to earning his degree; having started Tesh Technologies Limited,…

Murder Most Foul: A Run down of events to shock discovery of Chris Msando

The violent and untimely death of Chris Msando, Director of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT Department, has sent shockwaves throughout Kenya and around the world. With the upcoming elections, Kenyan citizens are still coming to grips with what yet another death means for the fragile state of politics in the country. Msando was reported…