Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Trip to Paradise

I heard that this small island off the coast of Kenya (and fairly close to Somalia) rivals Zanzibar for the title “Paradise on Earth.” Since I have not been to Zanzibar, I was not sure what to expect from Lamu … Continue reading

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GO CRANES aka the worst game of football. ever.

When I read the paper 3 weeks ago and saw that Uganda would be playing Kenya in the African Cup of Nations qualifier, I was really excited. I have never had the opportunity to see Uganda play nor the opportunity … Continue reading

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International Fire Prevention Week

I have now started my ODI Fellow posting as an economist in the Ministry of the East African Community. So far, it has been quite a busy time (I am currently starting my 3rd week) and has involved many meetings. … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams – Case Study: Nairobi

I was struck by an article that appeared in the Economist on 09 September 2010, entitled “Modelling Traffic Flows.” The article talks about how mathematicians are making progess in modeling traffic jams. Normally, this is not the type of article that … Continue reading

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