What does this “Brave New World” of information and communication, openness and secrecy, theft and exposure mean for the future of East Africa?

*Certainly there is much that is tremendously exciting and encouraging in what is going on with "ICT" in Kenya, especially. The exponential worldwide spread of the Ushahidi platform for voluntary citizen action in all sorts of areas--as Foreign Policy's recognized…

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Millennium Challenge Corporation releases country scores for FY 2011 eligibility determinations

The MCC Board is to make decisions on eligibility of individual countries for Compact or Threshold status on December 15. The MCC uses 17 indicators in three categories to rate the performance of eligible countries against their peers as a…

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Transparency International Annual Corruption Perception Index released [corrected and updated]

The new Transparency International corruption perception rankings for 2010 have been released today. For East Africa: 66 Rwanda (4.0 score on a scale of 10) [up from 3.3 for 2009] 116 Ethiopia (2.7) [unchanged] 116 Tanzania (2.7) [up from 2.6]…

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“Political Stability”, “Investor Confidence” and meaningful elections in East Africa

Wednesday's Nairobi Business Daily features a story headlined "Political stability lifts investor confidence in East Africa": Easing political tensions and the ongoing search for uniform governance standards in East Africa has lifted business confidence in the region and is encouraging…

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