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

Uganda’s Miss Earth contest to promote enviromentalism will award the winner a car

qz.com — To help tackle its problems of deforestation, climate change, and pollution, Uganda has launched a beauty pageant to promote environmental awareness. The prize? A brand new car. "Miss Earth Uganda is a beauty pageant in search of the most beautiful young Ugandan lady who is very knowledgeable about her environment and who will strongly stand as an...
Aug 04, 2015

RT @lilkuo: Uganda's Miss Earth contest to promote enviromentalism will award the winner a car qz.com/471405 via @qzafrica

The US is accused of watering down a human rights report for the sake of politics and trade

qz.com — An annual human rights report issued by the United States is being watered down by US diplomats in the State Department, according to a report by Reuters. Malaysia was upgraded to a ranking of Tier 2, for nations that are making significant efforts to meet US standards for preventing trafficking-despite the discovery of mass graves of trafficked migrants and the...
Aug 04, 2015

RT @qz: The US is accused of watering down a human rights report for the sake of politics and trade qz.com/471212

A Chinese company is building a railway through Nairobi’s national wildlife sanctuary

qz.com — A Chinese-funded multi-billion dollar rail link between Kenya's capital and the port city of Mombasa will cut through Nairobi's national park for wildlife, according to officials. After months of back and forth, officials agreed late last week to allow 11km of track to pass through Nairobi National Park, a 117 square kilometer (45 square-mile) swathe of land in...
Aug 03, 2015

A Chinese company is building railway through Nairobi's national wildlife sanctuary qz.com/470133 @qzafrica pic.twitter.com/0OK8ctjVMi

Aug 04, 2015

A state-owned Chinese company is building a railway through Nairobi's national wildlife sanctuary qz.com/470133 via @qzafrica

A quarter of the world’s population will live in Africa by 2050

qz.com — As of mid-2015, the world's population stands at 7.3 billion (pdf), according to a new estimate by the United Nations. Over half of the world lives in Asia and a little under a fifth live in Africa. But in 35 years, that picture will look radically different.

Microsoft’s CEO celebrated the worldwide launch of Windows 10 in… Nairobi

qz.com — Of all the 190 countries where Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system launched yesterday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella chose to spend the day in Kenya. His visit came just days after the conclusion of the US-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Summit and a state visit by president Barack Obama, where he hailed technology for "changing the way Africa is doing business."
Jul 30, 2015

Microsoft's CEO celebrated the worldwide launch of Windows 10 in... Nairobi qz.com/466564 via @qzafrica

In Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China’s long shadow

qz.com — When US president Barack Obama speaks in front of the African Union in Ethiopia today (July 28), he will address the delegation at the organization's new, shiny headquarters-built by the Chinese. The symbolism aptly demonstrates the challenge that America faces in Africa. While the president is beloved on the continent, he and the US are...
Jul 28, 2015

RT @qz: In Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadow qz.com/464489 via @qzafrica pic.twitter.com/v8O37mwB04

Jul 28, 2015

In Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadow qz.com/464489 atlas.qz.com/charts/41ZiuWJq on @qzafrica

Jul 28, 2015

In Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadow qz.com/464489 with @shurufu pic.twitter.com/OMZvQgAA6o

Jul 28, 2015

RT @shurufu: In Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadow. Me & @lilkuo report: qz.com/464489 #ObamaInEth…

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Obama tells Kenya that some traditions are bad traditions

qz.com — Speaking to thousands from a sports stadium in Nairobi, US president Barack Obama took the country to task over corruption and the oppression of women. "I don't want everybody to get too sensitive. But here in Kenya it's time to change habits," Obama said, describing graft as "an anchor that weighs you down."

China uses ‘stadium diplomacy’ to compete with Obama for Kenya’s affections

qz.com — China has promised to spend millions refurbishing the same sports stadium that US president Barack Obama will use to address the Kenyan public this weekend. The timing is probably not a coincidence. Just two days before the president's much-hailed arrival in Nairobi, Beijing pledged a total of $17 million in funds for the stadium and two other initiatives in Kenya.
Jul 25, 2015

China is using 'stadium diplomacy' to compete with Obama for Kenya's affections qz.com/464063 via @qzafrica

Jul 25, 2015

Obama to address Kenyans from stadium that China has pledged millions to refurbish. @lilkuo on "stadium diplomacy" qz.com/464063/china-u…

Kenyans have turned Obama’s most inspirational speeches into ringtones

qz.com — Kenyans are preparing to welcome US president Barack Obama in many ways, including Obama-inspired clothing, restaurants, hotels, and hairdos, but the most fitting may be with ringtones. An estimated 32 million Kenyans, almost 80% of the population, own mobile phones and use them for everything from buying groceries and transferring money to tracking crop prices and managing their health.
Jul 24, 2015

Kenyans have turned Obama's most inspirational speeches into ringtones qz.com/463420 bit.ly/1MMQ7wt

Jul 24, 2015

Kenyans have turned Obama's most inspirational speeches into ringtones qz.com/463420

Jul 24, 2015

RT @qz: Kenyans have turned Obama's most inspirational speeches into ringtones qz.com/463420 pic.twitter.com/RN77DfmVfb

Nairobi, Kenya has turned into a ghost town ahead of Obama's visit

qz.com — Kenya's infamously congested capital city has turned into a ghost town as residents stay home to avoid the chaos surrounding US president Barack Obama's arrival tonight (July 24). Companies have told staff to stay home, schools have closed, and families are buying enough groceries to last them the weekend as they hole up at home until...
Jul 24, 2015

Nairobi has turned into a ghost town ahead of Obama's visit qz.com/463257 Photo by @KenyanTraffic pic.twitter.com/K7XnmpSTLW

Jul 24, 2015

"We are stocking up; it’s like it is a storm." Nairobi prepares for Obama's visit: qz.com/463257

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Aug 04, 2015

Britain is so devoid of sunlight that everyone is being told to take supplemental vitamin D qz.com/471168 by @AkshatRathi

Aug 04, 2015

A state-owned Chinese company is building a railway through Nairobi's national wildlife sanctuary qz.com/470133 via @qzafrica

Aug 03, 2015

RT @qz: This map of the world's scientific research is disturbingly unequal qz.com/449405 pic.twitter.com/Db0MjHL5Ez

Aug 03, 2015

African business schools are adding anti-corruption education to their programs qz.com/470074 via @qzafrica

Aug 02, 2015

Despite fawning coverage of Obama's visit, more people in Africa agree with China that the US should stop lecturing. twitter.com/qzafrica/statu…

Jul 31, 2015

A quarter of the world's population will live in Africa by 2050 qz.com/467755 via @qzafrica pic.twitter.com/oPT4ptZW19



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