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Follow Up on Mobile Technology Twitter Conversation

Messages to the #SocEntChat hash tag trickled in all day.  the drizzle turned into a downpour Five minutes before the event was to sta, as users deluged their networks with tweets and re-tweets that the discussion was about to sta.  Like a flash flood, the group materialized, changed the world, and was gone.
 click the word cloud to see what was most talked about.

Unexpected Greetings from Nairobi

We landed in Nairobi last night just before 9:00 PM, and both of our flights went smoothly. We're staying in a guest house run by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) for two nights before heading over to Kibwezi tomorrow (or I suppose, technically *this*) morning. All 100 laptops are still accounted for. However, I'm sure that we looked like quite the circus trying to get our 100 laptops (18 of us had 5 laptops through security. There is really no graceful way to go about doing something like that.

Entrepeneurialism

The Ungana Foundation has been fortunate enough to develop a strong partnership with ULK (the Independent University of Kigali and second largest University in the country) and with Senator Balinda (Rwandan Senator and founder/director of the University).  

Ban Ki Moon saying useful things in the New York Times

I have an embarrassing crush on Ban Ki Moon. You really can’t blame me. He raps! He married his high school sweetheart!
His op-ed in the New York Times tomorrow just made it worse. In it, he announces the launch of the Global Impact and Vulnerability Alert System:

UN enlisting religious support to promote women's health in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman--literally. The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.  As this video from UN TV explains, the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan is trying to enlist Afghanistan's religious leaders to advance womens' health and improve women's access to healthcare.   

Off to the Holy Cross Monastery!

Driving up to the Holy Cross Monastery, I saw a rural side to Grahamstown that I had not fully been exposed to yet. The rolling hills that went on forever took my breath away and as we pulled up the Monastery, I immediately felt peace. The set-up was beautiful and I just felt comfortable there. The scenery was breath-taking and looked like it came from a painting. I met some of the Brothers, who were all extremely friendly and down to earth, excited for the XO program to ignite.

India annuls anti-sodomy law

The Indian High Court formally annuled a 150 year old provision criminalizing “carnal intercourse against the order of nature,” known as Section 337.   UNAIDS is pleased:

The Longest Journey - Day 3

I hope everyone is doing well! Last night I arrived to Ica from Laramarca after having finished our assignment there. The first shower in nearly two weeks sure felt amazing. Before I get into the details of my experience in Laramarca I want to finish my Longest Journey account.

Morning Coffee - 2 July 2009

Starting 5
Top Story: 

Title: 

HONDURAN COUP LEADERS DEFIANT

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The self-proclaimed president of Honduras says that nothing short of an invasion will pry him loose from the position he gained after a coup on Sunday.

On location

Oliver and Derek arrived at Kotoka on the 19th of June,Ghana was different from Kenya,Rwanda, they commented ,Accra was more wide spread , and the weather more humid. Kenya air had left Olivers Bag at Kigali, oliver received the bag in 2 days.The Cuny Baruch team met Mr Bright Appiah at his office Childrens right international the not for profit that was incharge of the XO laptop deployment. at Adabaraka close to Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

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