5: Lynn Asiimwe on Programming, Expertise and Mentoring

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Balungile is joined by Lynn Asiimwe who weighs in on the increasing role of women in tech, her upbringing in Uganda and life as an expat in Europe.

Yarik Turianskyi and Steven Gruzd join the show to explain how technological advances can help improve the state of governance in Africa. Ajay Rajani returns with his weekly Emerging Market News update, brought to you by Emerging.

The show closes with the song 'Secrets' by Zuko Collective.


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2. Can technological advances improve governance in Africa?: Unless good governance is demanded by citizens, it will not be consistently supplied by authorities. For Africa, the nature of the relationship between governments and ordinary people, known as the social contract, has proven to be an enduring challenge in the post-independence period. Revolutionary technological advances over the past decade provide new opportunities for establishing deeper links between citizens and state institutions. Can they help Africans on their quest for better governance?

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4. Song: Secrets by Zuko Collective


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