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

Actualidad económica de África

storify.com — Según el informe 'Perspectivas Económicas de África', la demanda interna, el aumento de la inversión extranjera y la construcción de infraestructuras impulsarán las economías africanas este año, en el que la tasa de crecimiento para el continente es del 4.5% y en 2016 se estima alcance el 5%.

Zimbabwe will print $200 million worth of its own version of US dollars

Zimbabwe will print $200 million worth of its own version of US dollars
qz.com — Zimbabwe is introducing its own version of US dollars to deal with its worsening cash crunch. John Mangudya, governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, said the bank will introduce "bond notes" of $2, $5, $10, and $20, which will hold the same value as their US dollar counterparts, according to a statement (pdf) yesterday.

Google has flagged a Kenyan music video celebrating gay love as “potentially inappropriate”

Google has flagged a Kenyan music video celebrating gay love as “potentially inappropriate”
qz.com — An event marking World Press Freedom yesterday was, strangely, the venue that Kenya's media regulator chose to announce progress in its efforts to censor a music video promoting gay rights, a Kenyan remix of the Macklemore song Same Love. "We are happy that the music video has been pulled down following a request we made to...

The US spent $1.4 billion in Africa telling people not to have sex and it didn’t work

The US spent $1.4 billion in Africa telling people not to have sex and it didn’t work
qz.com — The United States has spent $1.4 billion over the last decade on promoting abstinence in Africa as a way to slow the spread of HIV. It hasn't helped, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs, and may be causing more harm than good. Researchers Nathan C.

Kenyan police say they have stopped a Westgate Mall-style terror attack

Kenyan police say they have stopped a Westgate Mall-style terror attack
qz.com — Kenyan authorities have stopped an "East African terror network" from launching a biological attack on the country. According to a police statement on May 3, three people have been arrested-Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical student at a hospital in eastern Kenya, his wife, and another woman who has been detained in Uganda.

“As black women, too often we hear about what we need to do,” says Lupita Nyong’o

“As black women, too often we hear about what we need to do,” says Lupita Nyong’o
qz.com — Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has opened up about why she turned down bigger Hollywood projects to star in Eclipsed, a Broadway production about women during Liberia's brutal civil war. Writing in Lena Dunham's newsletter Lenny ahead of the Tony Award nominations, Nyong'o recounted a recent question from a reporter, "'Why would such a big star choose to do such a...

Nairobi’s governor says the pubic is also to blame for the city’s deadly floods

Nairobi’s governor says the pubic is also to blame for the city’s deadly floods
qz.com — Chaos and flooding in Kenya over the weekend caused by heavy rains set off a blame game over corruption and public safety. In the capital Nairobi, a building collapsed, killing 23 people. Across the country, farmers were swept away, and crops and homes destroyed.

Corruption is making Kenya’s rainy season much more dangerous

Corruption is making Kenya’s rainy season much more dangerous
qz.com — Rains pounded the Kenyan capital of Nairobi over the weekend, exposing the city's sorely lacking infrastructure. A six-story house that should have been demolished years ago collapsed on Friday (April 29th), killing at least 21 residents and injuring 135 people. Rescue efforts that have continued through today, are unlikely to yield any more survivors, according to Kenya Red...

Kenya is burning 5% of the world’s stockpile of ivory

Kenya is burning 5% of the world’s stockpile of ivory
qz.com — Kenya set fire to 11 pyres of ivory in Nairobi National Park today (April 30), a symbol of the country's fight against poaching. Because ivory doesn't burn well, more than 10,000 liters of diesel mixed with kerosene were injected into the stacks of ivory through pressurized pipes underground.

ISIL is competing with al-Shabaab for recruits in Somalia and appears to be gaining traction

ISIL is competing with al-Shabaab for recruits in Somalia and appears to be gaining traction
qz.com — The Islamic State may be gaining a foothold in East Africa. The militant group took responsibility for an IED attack on a convoy of African Union peacekeepers traveling outside of Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on April 25. African Union officials have said that ISIL may not have been behind the attack, which left no casualties.
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May 05, 2016

Why it's impossible to find a decent tortilla in the US qz.com/670909 by @ana_campoy_

May 05, 2016

RT @qzafrica: Google has flagged a Kenyan music video celebrating gay love as “potentially inappropriate” qz.com/676822 via @qzafricaica

May 05, 2016

RT @qzafrica: The US spent $1.4 billion in Africa telling people not to have sex and it didn’t work qz.com/676048 via @qzafrica

Apr 28, 2016

RT @MarkC_Anderson: Africa’s longest ruling leaders: 1 Obiang 2 Dos Santos 3 Mugabe 4 Biya 5 Museveni via @qzafrica pic.twitter.com/Oa4s5NzVWk

Apr 28, 2016

Kenya is one of the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian—better data could change that qz.com/671334 @Ma3Route @accidentsKE

Apr 28, 2016

“Women do have a bitch switch”: A telecom CEO’s observation explains why female executives are leaving South Africa qz.com/667230

Apr 26, 2016

In “Lemonade,” Beyoncé celebrates—and not just appropriates—the work of African artists qz.com/669407 via @qzafrica

Apr 22, 2016

45 Taiwanese deported to China from Kenya have now confessed to cybercrime. Half of them had already been acquitted qz.com/667853


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