Category Archives: Kenya

The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans

My profile of M-Kopa, a company selling solar power to people making less than $2 a day, has just been published by Bloomberg Businessweek. Tom Opiyo is the best-performing salesperson at M-Kopa Solar, a Kenyan company selling solar power systems … Continue reading

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Homelands

My short e-book for Deca on an orphan named Patience and a case for open immigration is now up for free at Longform. When I was in Liberia during the civil war in 2003, I met a four-year-old girl named Patience. … Continue reading

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Safari Photos

J Carrier, who traveled with me to the Masai Mara, has put up a beautiful slideshow of photos from our trip and from the Koiyaki Guide School, where our young guide was a student. Make sure you click through to … Continue reading

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Different Shades of Green in Africa

Time has also published my story about an agricultural war of ideology taking in place in Africa. It’s a fight that could turn out to be good for the continent, but that’s not something that’s guaranteed. Joseph Odiambo walks decisively … Continue reading

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Kenya’s Blackboard Jungle

When I was in Kenya last fall I visited a school that was trying to enlist the Masai in the importance of conserving the lands in which they live. Time has just published a brief peek at my findings. It … Continue reading

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