Monthly Archives: July 2004

The Lion Sues Tonight

In “Digital Democracy”, the course I help Charlie Nesson teach at HLS, we talk a great deal about folklore, indigeous knowledge and intellectual property rights. A thought experiment that came up in last year’s class: “What if an African nation … Continue reading

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Jim Moore on Darfur

Jim Moore has been writing passionately and skillfully about the conflict in Darfur, both on his blog and as part of the team behind Passion of the Present. His analysis today of Colin Powell’s ultimatum to the Khartoum government is … Continue reading

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Fiber in East Africa

The Kampala Monitor is reporting that RwandaTel, Uganda Telecom and Telkom Kenya are discussing construction of a fiberoptic cable from Kigali to Mombassa, passing through Kampala and Nairobi enroute. Telkom Kenya has reportedly finalized plans to build a $5m USD … Continue reading

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Anti-corruption efforts pay off in Kenya

President Kibaki’s anti-corruption drive in Kenya appears to be paying off. The World Bank just authorized $200m USD in loans and grants to support a variety of projects, including airport security, agriculture and sewage. The World Bank had pulled out … Continue reading

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