TEDGlobal 2007: Session 3: Eleni Gabre-Madhin

I cannot believe the first day of TEDGlobal is over. We had a dinner party sponsored by Google on Monday evening and today it’s a jam packed. Later I’m attending a lunch sponsored by Google.org where they’ll mention some projects Read More →

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 2: Newton Aduaka

Newton Aduaka is the film-maker responsible for the award winning film Ezra, told through the eyes of a young Sierra Leonean. It illuminates one of the most harrowing consequences of the civil war: the recruitment of child soldiers. Three clips Read More →

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 2: Dr. Kenneth Vickery

Dr Kenneth Vickery filled in for George Ayittey during this slot. We would have to wait a little longer for Big Goerge and it would be worth while. Ken is the author of Black and White in Southern Zambia. The Read More →

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 2: Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged

Session 2: Looking Back to Look Forward, was kicked off by Dr Zeresenay Alemseged, a palaeontologist from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Dr Zeray discovered the remains of the oldest humanoid child in Ethopia in 2000. The discovery Read More →

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 1: Bono

Bono is one of Africa’s biggest supporters. He was not listed on the official program for this TEDGlobal as a speaker and made an impromptu appearance on stage. Back in 2005 Bono won the TEDPrize and accepted with a truly Read More →

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 1: Andrew Mwenda

Andrew Mwenda is a hard hitting in-your-face kind of journalist. He is currently on a year-long John S. Knight fellowship at Stanford University in the United States. So one of the things he immediately brought to our attention is that Read More →