Botswana's Elections and the Use of Social Media

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Global Voices Online is reporting how social media is playing a role in the latest parliamentary and council elections in Botswana. While they note that their use of social media tools is behind countries like Nigeria, Uganda, or South Africa, there are promising signs that individuals like journalists and students are using such tools to monitor and report on the ongoing elections.

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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The first opportunity that I had to go back was to work in a refugee camp in Botswana. Haven't you changed the model some, because it was a fundraising model through students fundraising, and now it's a little bit different? The first four years, because I was a student at the time, there's no good way to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars when you are 20 years old and have no experience or results besides to get a lot of people to raise money individually.

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