Timbuktu Chronicles Offers Light on African Development

africa0blue.jpgThe are few socio-economic situations as complex and frought with problems as those of many African nations, and solutions remain scarce. From an article on Enviropundit about the well intentioned, if often misguided efforts by Rock Stars and other celebrities to ‘save’ Africa with aid, I stumbled up a fantastic weblog called the Timbuktu Chronicles. In the words of blogger Emeka Okafor, the site offers

A view of Africa and Africans with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, practical remedies and other self sustaining activities.

I’m no expert on the continent, but from what I’ve read, this is the kind of effort that seems to be doing the most good.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.