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Quartz Africa correspondent covering East Africa and China's presence on the continent for @qz and @qzafrica. Previously in Hong Kong, NYC. Say hi lily@qz.com

Nairobi taxi drivers are trying to shut down Uber with protests and intimidation

qz.com — A war is brewing between local taxi drivers and Uber in Nairobi, with cabbies protesting against the ride hailing app's presence in the city. They say its cheap fares are threatening to put them out of business and are demanding the government shut Uber down.
Feb 04, 2016

Nairobi taxi drivers are trying to shut down Uber with protests and intimidation qz.com/608977 via @qzafrica

Feb 04, 2016

#Nairobi taxi drivers already assaulted @Uber drivers. Now they're threatening to shut down the city reports @lilkuo qz.com/608977/nairobi…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @JillFilipovic: #Nairobi taxi drivers already assaulted @Uber drivers. Now they're threatening to shut down the city reports @lilkuo qz.com/608977/nairobi…

Feb 05, 2016

#Nairobi taxi organisations want to force out @Uber (familiar story), but I'm not sure "a war is brewing": qz.com/608977/nairobi…

Feb 05, 2016

Nairobi taxi drivers are trying to shut down Uber with protests and intimidation appste.ch/1SxmV3b

Kenyans are calling on the US attorney general to help unravel a billion-dollar Eurobond scandal

qz.com — Kenyans are calling on US attorney general Loretta Lynch to help solve the mystery of almost $1 billion that is allegedly missing from the country's debut on the international bond market. A petition on the White House's website calls on Lynch to "help Kenyans recover their looted Eurobond proceeds."
Jan 26, 2016

Kenyans are calling on the US attorney general to help unravel a billion-dollar Eurobond scandal appste.ch/1PyXXPZ

Kenya’s top newspaper fired an editor after he wrote an editorial criticizing the president

qz.com — When Denis Galava was asked to write an end-of-year editorial for his newspaper, the Daily Nation, Kenya's most sold daily, the journalist spent six hours at the library reading news clippings for every month of 2015- reports of a faltering economy, terrorist attacks, and worker strikes.
Jan 22, 2016

RT @qz: A major Kenyan newspaper has fired an editor over an editorial—and thrown press freedom into question qz.com/599727 via @qzafrica

Jan 22, 2016

A major Kenyan newspaper has fired an editor over an editorial—and thrown press freedom into question qz.com/599727

Jan 22, 2016

A major Kenyan newspaper has fired an editor over an editorial—and thrown press freedom into question appste.ch/1PskMP5

Jan 22, 2016

A major Kenyan newspaper has fired an editor over an editorial—and thrown press freedom into question qz.com/599727 via @qzafrica

Jan 22, 2016

A major Kenyan newspaper has fired an editor over an editorial—and thrown press freedom into question qz.com/599727 via @qzafrica

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Kenya’s film regulator is calling Netflix a threat to the country’s national security

qz.com — Netflix's introduction to East Africa's largest economy isn't going so well. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the government body that regulates all visual media in the country, called the streaming service a threat to the country's "moral values and national security" and said it would seek to block the service if inappropriate content was...
Jan 20, 2016

Kenya is not cool with all the sex on Netflix "that could corrupt the moral values of our children" qz.com/598521 via @qzafrica

Jan 22, 2016

Kenya's film board calls Netflix (new in Africa) a threat to “moral values and national security” qz.com/598521 via @lilkuo

Jan 25, 2016

RT @edithhonan: Kenya's film board calls Netflix (new in Africa) a threat to “moral values and national security” qz.com/598521 via @lilkuo

Part of your Apple battery may have been mined by a child laborer in central Africa

qz.com — Electronics companies and car makers may be buying cobalt sourced from child miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sold by a Chinese company with links to the Chinese and DRC governments, according to a report from Amnesty International and Africa Resources Watch.
Jan 19, 2016

Part of your Apple battery may have been mined by a child laborer in D.R. Congo qz.com/597176 via @qzafrica

Jan 19, 2016

RT @qz: Part of your Apple battery may have been mined by a child laborer in central Africa qz.com/597176 via @qzafrica

Jan 20, 2016

Part of your Apple battery may have been mined by a child laborer in central Africa appste.ch/23dRnT5

South Sudan’s first and only brewery is being closed for good

qz.com — The only brewery in the world's youngest country is being closed. Drinks maker SABMiller announced last week that its brewery outside of Juba will be shuttered as early as mid-February because of a shortage of foreign currency needed to buy raw materials.
Jan 18, 2016

RT @qz: South Sudan's first and only brewery is being closed for good qz.com/596695 via @qzafrica

Jan 18, 2016

Great story from @qz: South Sudan's first and only brewery is being closed for good qz.com/596695 via @qzafrica

Jan 23, 2016

#SouthSudan's first and only brewery is closing for good, due to lack of foreign currency. qz.com/596695 via @qzafrica

Jan 23, 2016

South Sudan’s first and only brewery is closing for good: qz.com/596695/south-s…

The world’s poorest households are more likely to have a mobile phone than a toilet

qz.com — The world's poorest families are more likely to have access to a mobile phone than a toilet, and that's not necessarily a good thing. That's according to a report (pdf) by the World Bank that says cheap mobile phones and expanding access to the internet haven't delivered on the gains that many predicted, such as improved productivity, more opportunities for the...
Jan 15, 2016

RT @qz: The world's poorest households are more likely to have a mobile phone than a toilet qz.com/594455

Jan 15, 2016

The world’s poorest households are more likely to have a access to a mobile phone than a toilet bit.ly/1KhoIkp

Jan 15, 2016

The world’s poorest households are more likely to have a mobile phone than a toilet appste.ch/1U0gAdp

Jan 16, 2016

RT @george_chen: The world’s poorest households are more likely to have a mobile phone than a toilet bit.ly/1JOo96E via @qz pic.twitter.com/ZZlB26luul

Jan 17, 2016

The world's poorest households are more likely to have a mobile phone than a toilet qz.com/594455 via @qz

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Kenya’s ex-PM accuses US banks of helping the government steal $1 billion from the country’s first Eurobond

qz.com — When Kenya issued its first sovereign bond two years ago, raising $2.75 billion, it was the biggest debut of any African country on the international bond market and further proof that East Africa's largest economy was on its way up. Now that Eurobond has become a symbol of what critics say is holding Kenya back: corruption and government mismanagement...
Jan 14, 2016

Kenya's ex-PM accuses US banks of helping the government steal $1 billion from its first Eurobond qz.com/594324 -@qzafrica

Jan 14, 2016

Kenya's ex-PM accuses US banks of helping the government steal $1 billion from the country's first Eurobond qz.com/594324

Jan 14, 2016

Kenya’s ex-PM accuses US banks of helping the government steal $1 billion from the country’s first Eurobond appste.ch/1Zntu6R

After Guantanamo, Two Detainees Try To Put Their Lives Back Together in Ghana

defenseone.com — Two Yemenis who were held for over a decade at the controversial US naval base in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay have arrived in Ghana to restart their lives. Lily Kuo is a reporter at Quartz covering emerging markets. She previously reported general news for Reuters.
Jan 13, 2016

RT @DefenseOne: After Guantanamo, Two Detainees Try To Put Their Lives Back Together in Ghana buff.ly/1Or1LwW pic.twitter.com/4VI5fv38cN

Jan 13, 2016

We'll see. // After Guantanamo, Two Detainees Try To Put Their Lives Back Together in Ghana via @DefenseOne defenseone.com/politics/2016/…

Two ex-Guantanamo prisoners who can’t go home hope to put their lives back together in Ghana

qz.com — Two Yemenis who were held for over a decade at the controversial US naval base in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay have arrived in Ghana to restart their lives. The two men, Mahmud Umar Muhammad bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby, are among 17 detainees who were to be released this month, as part of US president Barack Obama's plan to...
Jan 13, 2016

Two ex-Guantanamo prisoners who can't go home hope to put their lives back together in Ghana qz.com/593093

Jan 13, 2016

Ghanaians are up in arms about the US sending over two ex-Guantanamo prisoners who can't go home qz.com/593093 via @qzafrica

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Jan 28, 2016

RT @YinkaWrites: .@shurufu breaks it down for you Corruption remains a huge challenge for African economies qz.com/604890 pic.twitter.com/1KMV1qQ7BD

Jan 25, 2016

The "Netflix of Africa" is taking on Netflix in Africa qz.com/601961 by @shurufu

Jan 22, 2016

On @DenisGalava's sacking from @dailynation and the weakening of one of Africa's most active, independent press twitter.com/qz/status/6904…

Jan 21, 2016

@DenisGalava Hi, I'm a journalist with Quartz Africa. Can I speak with you about your editorial and the firing? lily@qz.com

Jan 18, 2016

RT @qzafrica: A solar-powered soccer pitch in Lagos also uses players' footfall to keep the lights on qz.com/596445 via @qzafrica

Jan 18, 2016

A crackdown on Hong Kong booksellers reflects the deep divides in China's Communist Party qz.com/588511 by the @qz Hong Kong team

Jan 18, 2016

Love this by @azirulnick @willswanson Nairobi slum skate club born from a flawed UN project qz.com/596420 pic.twitter.com/W1SlipdurD

Jan 16, 2016

Taiwan's new president is a female academic who loves cats and supports gay rights qz.com/596269

Jan 15, 2016

An Instagram page is changing how Muslim women in Nigeria share personal problems qz.com/593351 by @TheYomiKazeem

Jan 15, 2016

@SaibalDasgupta Hi! You can send them to @heathat at ht@qz.com


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