Monthly Archives: October 2011

Seven billion strong, and still growing

Happy birthday to the seventh billion member of the human race. Possibly. According to the UN, today is the day the population will hit seven billion. Probably in South East Asia, and more likely to be a boy than a … Continue reading

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Jobs, Gates, and making the world a better place

The tributes paid to Apple’s Steve Jobs – the creator of the iPod, iTouch, iPhone, iPad and the use of the prefix ‘I’ to denote technical innovation and brilliance – have focused on his creative genius and his world changing … Continue reading

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Pedro Pires and the Mo Ibrahim African Leadership Prize

Former president of  Cape Verde, Pedro Pires, has won the 2011 Mo Ibrahim African Leadership Prize. The prize is given to African leaders who have voluntarily stepped down from power, and who have demonstrated a commitment to good governance. Pires … Continue reading

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