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Dar es Salaam on a 'knife-edge' with growth

Dar es Salaam is growing exponentially. The population has doubled in the past 15 years to approximately four million today, ranking Dar es Salaam as one of the fastest growing cities in the world. BBC News Magazine reports that for the first time, a master plan to deal with this growth and its impact on the city's infrastructure will be released by the end of the year.

Uwezo to launch 2012 East Africa Report

Uwezo will launch its 2012 East Africa report on August 14th at the Kenya Institute of Education in Nairobi. The Minister of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands, Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Elmi, will launch the report.

Twaweza's Budget Explorer a 'powerful tool'

The Kenya Budget Explorer, an initiative of Uwazi at Twaweza, has been garnering praise since its launch in June 2012.

Dar citizens give their views on governance and electricity

Following a report by the Controller and Auditor General on the embezzlement of government funds early in 2012, six ministers were removed from their posts. Round 14 of the Listening to Dar survey asked 324 citizens their views. Almost seven in 10 citizens surveyed felt that the government responded adequately in dismissing the ministers.

Have your say on OGP

Take the OGP Civil Society Baseline Survey. The OGP Team is interested in learning lessons from year one of the initiative and how they can improve communications.

Acumen Fund Searching for 2012/2013 Fellows

Applications are now being accepted for the Acumen Fund's 2012/2013 East Africa Fellows Program.

Shujaaz creator participates in TED Talent Search

'We're trying to change the future with a story,' Rob Burnet says to kick off his talk. The director of Well Told Stories was invited to participate in the TED Talent Search held in Nairobi in May. Burnet tells the Shujaaz story and shares how it has impacted Kenyan youth.
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