Cyber Security and Cyber Resilience in East Africa

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of co-authoring a so-titled paper with Dr. Iginio Gagliardone, for the The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). It was a useful exercise in analysing the efforts to enhance cybersecurity in the region, with an initial focus on Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. Below is the paper’s executive summary, and […]


How To Help, Save or Develop Africa (Part 6): US-Africa Aid Programs

The U.S., for its part, has also crafted three special initiatives to help Africa since the 1990s. The basic reason why many well-intentioned aid programs came to grief was that the commitment on the part of many of African leaders to put their own houses in order was simply not there. They took the aid […]


#Kony2012: Why The Nitpicking?

Hands up if you knew about Joseph Kony before the viral #Kony2012 video. Hands up if you’ve brought it to light using the tools and platforms availed us via web 2.0. This campaign by Invisible Children Inc. has been torn apart and critiqued in numerous ways. I read the opinions on the #Kony2012 campaign before watching […]