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Campaigning in Kampala

As Uganda starts election campaigning, a journalist on the ground raises concerns about growing hostility between supporters of rival factions in Kampala.
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Technology in Africa: Connecting the unconnected

The mere presence of cyber cafes and WAP enabled mobile phones will not entice the vast majority of Africans to go online, unless what they can access is relevant to their everyday lives, suggests Jonathan Bhalla.
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The cans and can’ts of technology in Africa

The challenge for technology entrepreneurs, business, NGOs and think tanks in Africa is to focus attention on clearly documenting what works – how and why – so lessons can be learned says Jonathan Bhalla.
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Skills migration: from ‘drain’ to gain

Jonathan Bhalla investigates whether a programme to encourage circular migration of skilled migrants would be a cost effective way to achieve the UK’s ambitious aid target.