Will Publisher’s Murder Cast Pall Over Nairobi’s Storymoja Hay Festival?

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka This weekend came the shocking news that Faber and Faber finance director David Tebbutt was shot dead and his wife kidnapped while staying at a beachside Kenyan resort. The event is likely to cast a shadow over the Storymoja Hay Festival which starts this Thursday and runs through the weekend in Nairobi. Overseas guests expected to appear at the …

Is Worldreader.org’s Gift of E-readers to Africans the Right Precedent?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Is the dependence on expensive devices a Western solution to an African problem? By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story considers the challenges of digital publishing in sub-Saharan Africa. Amongst the key obstacles preventing further proliferation of digital reading across the continent is a lack of cash, political will…and electricity. Innovative programs such as Worldreader.org, which has distributed some 500 Kindles …