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The Weekly Wonk: The Other Africa & Afghanistan's Big Vote

April 3, 2014

When it comes to development policy in Africa, we've been looking for solutions to the continent's biggest problems in all the wrong places. We also look at what we can expect before and after the presidential election in Afghanistan.

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African Innovation: Doing More with Less | CNN

August 7, 2011

Journalist Dayo Olopade tells Inside Africa that advanced economies can learn from Africa's innovative spirit.

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Innovation: Doing More with Less | CNN

August 3, 2011

Journalist Dayo Olopade tells Inside Africa that advanced economies can learn from Africa's innovative spirit.

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Pivot 25 and the Silicon Savannah

  • By
  • Dayo Olopade,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2011 |

In Silicon Valley, the word “pivot” has a specific, even hallowed meaning. “Pivot means you adjust as necessary,” says Mbwana Ailly, an entrepreneur in residence at I/O Ventures, a startup investment company in San Francisco. “When a tech investor bets on a project, they’re betting on the team and their chops not only to develop a product, but to adjust as needed… Pivot means okay, this didn’t work, but let’s go!”

Dialing Up Development

  • By
  • Dayo Olopade,
  • New America Foundation
June 23, 2011 |

The global explosion of mobile phone technology has spawned a host of applications, products and services facilitating development outcomes from financial inclusion to improved maternal health. While these innovations have proven an essential lifeline for the world’s most vulnerable, most ignore the basic function of a mobile phone - its voice capacity.

A service called “I-Call” aims to solve the problem of education in Africa and other developing regions of the world by getting back to basics.

Elections are Overrated

  • By
  • Dayo Olopade,
  • New America Foundation
November 3, 2010 |

Firing squad. Bloodbath. Armageddon. Pick your analogy—Tuesday was a disaster for the Democratic Party. As return after return trickled in from the thousands of contested races, large and small, the conventional wisdom also suffered a blow: Liberal firebrand Alan Grayson lost badly in his Florida district; Tea Party candidates actually prevented Republicans from taking control of the Senate; and threatened Democratic incumbents in Washington, California, and Massachusetts somehow held on.

Could The UN Be Put Up For Sale? | The New York Sun

September 22, 2010

The Daily Beast this week issued a terrific piece by Dayo Olopade, who noted that “the former president's Global Initiative — rife with deal making power ...

How Africa Won the World Cup

  • By
  • Dayo Olopade,
  • New America Foundation
July 11, 2010 |

JOHANNESBURG -- The first African World Cup didn't belong to Africa, at least not on the soccer field. Of the six African nations that made it to the quadrennial tournament, five fell early -- to indiscipline, tough competitors and heartbreaking missed opportunities. The plucky and focused Black Stars from Ghana were a bright spot for the continent, but when Sunday's final is over, the new FIFA champion will not be African.

Still, winning games isn't everything.

Apple Seeks a Way Into Africa | NPR

July 5, 2010

While Apple products are available over much of the globe, the company lacks presence on the continent of Africa. Dayo Olopade wrote about this dearth of iTunes, iPods and iPhones, in particular, in Foreign Policy magazine. She speaks with host Michele Norris.



 

An African iPhone? There’s No App for That.

  • By
  • Dayo Olopade,
  • New America Foundation
June 24, 2010 |

When I touched down in Lagos, Nigeria, this week, the first thing I did was buy a cell phone. The city's Saka Tinubu district hosts dozens of mobile vendors arrayed in small shops, piled high with all the major brands: Nokia, Motorola, Samsung. Among them is Belle-Vista Phone Warehouse, which styles itself as a "Blackberry Outlet." Young professionals stopped by after working hours to scoop up the Storm, the Curve, and other popular smartphones nestled in the display cases.

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