Larry Madowo

Larry Madowo

BBC Africa Business Editor. @washingtonpost Global Contributing Columnist. Wannabe Techie. Nomad. Terrible puns in 5 languages. All views mine

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If MBS can ‘hack’ the world’s richest man on WhatsApp, who is safe?

For my last act at @Columbia , I’m taking on something small, simple and easy to solve: Racial Capitalism. I’m working with such smart people so I think we’ll be done in like 2 weeks 😉

US considering 4 African nations for visa restrictions: Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan & Tanzania - WSJ reports

In the 2018 fis­cal year, 24% of Er­itreans on busi­ness or vis­i­tor visas over-stayed in the US, along with 15% of Nige­ri­ans and 12% of peo­ple from Su­dan. The to­tal over­stay rate is 1.9% - WSJ

How did Bezos start texting with the Saudi Crown Prince anyway? They exchanged numbers at a dinner in LA when MBS went on his US charm offensive. Back when he was still sorta cool & journalists weren’t getting hacked to death at his embassies

Even with his decades of experience, Fergal Keane is always complimentary about relative nobodies like me. He’s an inspiring journalist who’s still teaching us by being so brave & open about PTSD. I’m rooting for you, we all are

Your voice is valuable and your perspective is important. Nobody can erase it


On 12th December 2018, we should honour deserving Kenyans who are always ignored by the National Honours Advisory Committee because they don’t know the right people or don’t have the right last names. Please RT if you would like to support or get involved

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote needs 38 visas to travel in his own continent. A European can waltz in visa-free into most African countries. Africa, why are we like this? My latest for the BBC

Please point us to any of the US mass shootings where you have published photos of the dead

I wrote a little thing in London’s City A.M. newspaper today. Do you agree?

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The @nytimes  published a story about fashion in Kenya's richest suburb by a white writer & white photographer. Black Kenyans quoted - 0 Obligatory tribal references - 2 White women quoted - 6 Good job, @meslackman . You erased us from our own country

Why do we care so much what random strangers on the internet think about us? Build a strong, supportive community around you and you’ll never need affirmation online

I disagree with Miguna Miguna on a lot and he’s still not welcome on my show but I don’t support his illegal detention. If you support the government infringing on one citizen’s rights, do you think it will respect yours? #FreeMigunaMigunaNow 

With the Roselyn Akombe resignation from IEBC, the chances of a credible fresh election taking place just went from minimal to unlikely

They’re not busy, they just don’t have time for you. Choose people who choose you