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Archive | June, 2007

iPhone for Zambian Farmers

Caught your eye?  Well, although iPhones are officially not entering the Zambian market on June 29th, following the launch of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy, the Zambian government has pledged to provide an enabling environment to allow more private sector participation in expanding services to rural areas that are lagging in technological development […]

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Another birthday party, another war

My daughter Lekha turned 5 recently and we celebrated her birthday with a party for her preschool friends in our backyard. Unfortunately, several couldn’t make it. They had other appointments and commitments. I thought four-year-olds had tight schedules, but 5-year-olds are busier than Prince Harry in a bar. More dismaying to me was that a […]

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Everyone has a Voice on the Internet

The N-word is forbidden in many places and rightly so. But it doesn’t take long to come across it online. Just Google it and you’ll get four million hits, almost as many as Mike Tyson endured in his last fight. Racism, it seems, is alive and well on the Internet, where leaving hateful messages on […]

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