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Dayo Olopade
Works at The Bright Continent
Attends Yale Law School
Lived in Chicago, Illinois
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Took just 48 hrs in Japan to find the Sound Princess, star of my NYT op-ed on "fat" and "lean" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/opinion/sunday/forget-developing-fat-nations-must-go-lean.htmlpic.twitter.com/mC89W0pdmy
The old labels no longer apply. Rich countries need to learn from poor ones.
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Awesome and fun radio interview with Leonard Lopate, on the overlooked innovations and solutions that are being found every day across Africa. http://wny.cc/1fEVISL Give it a listen!
While the West is focused on foreign aid, are we missing the success stories happening in Africa?
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Department of yes, and: "Africa needs drones more than roads" http://qz.com/188112
Could African countries with poor road infrastructure leapfrog right from donkeys to drones? They can and should, according to the man behind the Flying Donkey Challenge. The competition will support the development of drones that can be used to carry goods to market and deliver medication to remote villages. The goal is to have drones...
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Dayo Olopade , author of The Bright Continent , debunks all-too-common beliefs about Africa.
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Just in @TIME:"American Schools Should Teach Entrepreneurship." My story on the pedagogical revolution @ALAcademy: http://time.com/29703/american-schools-should-teach-entrepreneurship …
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From stilettos to CS! A story on the east African female coding collective @akirachix: http://www.marieclaire.com/_mobile/celebrity-lifestyle/women-technology-africa-silicon-savannah#womensday #brightafrica
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Comic Book Convinces Kenyans to Dye Their Chickens Pink @tnr http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116916/shujaaz-kenyan-comic-book-transforming-education-africa … 
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  • The Bright Continent
    Author, 2010 - present
  • Yale Law School
    Student, 2011 - 2014
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Chicago, Illinois - Washington, DC - New Haven, Connecticut - Concord, New Hampshire - Nairobi, Kenya - Lagos, Nigeria
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Author of The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
Introduction

Dayo Olopade is a Nigerian-American journalist and the author of The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.

She has reported from 20+ countries, most in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has also appeared in print and online at The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Nation, The New York Times, Slate, The Washington Post, and Wired.

Born and raised in Chicago, Dayo holds degrees in Literature and in African Studies from Yale University, where she is currently a Knight Law and Media Scholar.

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I wrote a book that will change your mind about Africa.
Education
  • Yale Law School
    JD/MBA, 2011 - present
    Knight Law and Media Scholar, focusing on the law and business of the information economy.
  • Yale University
    Literature and African Studies, 2003 - 2007
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