24.04.19

Data Science Africa

This article reports a conversation that took place between SIID Fellow Dr Mike Smith, and Tẹjúmádé Àfọ̀njá. Data Science Africa is a workshop and summer school that takes place each year in both East and West Africa. It began as a Gaussian Process summer school organised by the team in the AI Lab at Makerere, Uganda […]

30.01.19

Report from the LIBSENSE Repository Workshop I

Report written by Kathleen Shearer, Omo Oaiya and Iryna Kuchma, and originally published 2.12.18 via WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) On November 19 & 20, 2018, a repository workshop was held in Zanzibar City, Tanzania. The workshop was jointly organized by West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), EIFL and the Confederation […]

28.11.18

Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa

Mathew Lane Durham’s sexual abuse of orphans in Kenya exposes a deeper disfunction with American voluntourism and Christian outreach in Africa.

07.11.18

Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

Political cartoonists need to continue to speak truth to power, but in so doing must ensure they do not cause division and hostility.

24.05.18

Kenya’s death penalty plan for poachers has stirred a hornet’s nest

Should the death penalty be considered as part of legitimate “action” for biodiversity?

08.05.18

Light skin, the antidote to everything wrong with blackness

The growing trend of skin bleaching tablets