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The Hills of Rwanda

June 29, 2010


I’m writing from the balcony of One Acre Fund’s headquarters in Tyazo, Rwanda, a little village on the edge of Lake Kivu, not too far from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lots of Rwandans have never been to this part of Rwanda–when I arrived a few weeks ago, I drove down with […]

China's in Africa for Business, Not Aid

June 27, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: KIGALI, Rwanda — Next to the Sopetrade highway heading toward Kigali’s city center, construction workers are digging up the side of the road in preparation for adding an additional lane. In and around Kigali’s city center, similar road projects are in process. The project financier? China Eximbank, to the tune of […]

Five Ways to Stop a Pirate

June 24, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: BUNGOMA, Kenya — Spring is the height of piracy season off the coast of Somalia. Since 2008, when attacks accelerated in the Gulf of Aden, every few months brings news of a big hijacking — from the oil supertanker Sirius Star in 2008 to the U.S.-manned Maersk Alabama in 2009 to […]