In 1972 the International Labour Organisation (ILO) put forward a premise that the informal sector is, “the non-structured sector that has emerged in the urban centres as a result of the modern sector’s inability to absorb new entrants. With African population set to grow by close to 70% or by close to 450 million people between 2015 and 2035.
Uganda and Kenya have had their fair share of infrastructural lunacy. Take the so called “Lunatic Express” referred to by Charles Miller in his 1971 book of the same name. It told of the risible Uganda Railway which connected Uganda to the Indian Ocean, through Kenya, at an estimated £3 million in 1894, marred by hefty budget costs and lions feasting on the unfortunate engineers in the dead of night.
The African Union is no stranger to turning heads. From outrageous commitments to the embarrassing fact that the anti-International Criminal Court (ICC) and ever vocal body is 59% funded by Western governments and handouts. The 27th African Union summit was however concluded on a high note with a new financing arrangement agreed upon by the leaders – a 0.2% import levy on eligible imports. A formula that has been colloquially dubbed the “Kaberuka Formula”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".