What to Read on the Internet

To Stay Ahead of the Curve

Content creation, if not content curation, is as important as reading in this age of information. To distinguish good content from great content – and awesome content from substantial content – is an art we all are learning to master. But great content exists and it’s up to readers to find it and learn how to navigate the massive trove of information that keeps feeding onto our timelines. Many of the articles we publish on The Kigalian are based on our own perspectives and understanding of issues, which are generally based on our faculty of reason. To share, communicate, and provide some sort of guidance to our readership remains vital to our values. In that line, and for our readers to stay ahead of the curve, below are a few suggestions for better reading experience on the web.

If you’re serious about technology and innovation, subscribe to The Download, a daily newsletter by MIT Technology Review; if you want to have a glimpse of new or existing policies in Rwanda or national programmes, read The New Times editorials (unlike much of the content on the news site, they are generally well written and don’t cause much trouble to the faculty of thinking); if you’re serious about reading and style, and if you have enough time for reading late at night or over the weekend, read one of the New Yorker’s distinctive profiles, or the magazine’s postscript articles; if you’re interested in stories about Africa, research on the continent, and development in the Sub-saharan region, subscribe to the weekly newsletter This Week in Africa by Jeffrey Peller and Philip Dube or The Conversation Africa’s daily newsletter for its catchy editor’s notes.

If you need a daily roundup of news and information about what’s going on around the world, subscribe to Quartz’s Daily Brief – you’ll love its weekend edition prologues delivered each Saturday morning.

If you’re interested in leadership, literature, and development, read Bill Gates’s blog; if you can’t do without robust global business and political analysis, read The Economist.

If you’re interested in where the world of development is going, from an expert and research perspective, read the yearly World Development Report series by the World Bank. Last two reports (one on education and learning and another on human capital) were particularly enlightening to me. Oxfam’s blog is also something to look at so often.

If you’re into books and author profiles, read The New York Times book section and particularly its By the Book column (so amazing – biographer Walter Isaacson’s, blogger Maria Popova’s and former FBI director James Comey’s are some of my favourites); and if you’re interested to read about some of Africa’s leftist views, read Africa is a Country. If you’re a science addict, sign up to Nature Briefing.

If you’re interested in global education, check out The Global Partnership for Education’s blog.

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