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#3 Links Expat Aid Workers Like

February 10, 2012

A few links that caught our eye this week….

Rapper 50 Cent visits Somalia, (and of course, Kibera) (via @moved2monrovia). “The rapper/actor/entrepreneur has set a goal of delivering a billion meals through the UN World Food Programme. The money for this plan is to come from sales of his new energy drink, called Street King.” Looks like it will be a good way to up sales for ‘Street King,’ but we want to know: what’s the plan to break into the BoP market? And how will piracy be avoided?

50 Cent in Somalia

Via @chrisalbon we have the photo of the week:

And another via @keshetbachan:

Scatter plot of use of the word sustainable and it’s derivations has been floating around for a bit but worth sharing for those who missed it.( HT @robwaugh83)

@paulclammer alerts us to Kabul Disco, a graphic novel by Nicholas Wild, who “captures the pretentious, privileged, vaguely Eurotrash existence of the professional expat do-gooder with a suitably wicked eye. All the tropes are there; the protected lifestyles, the local “utility men”, the SUVs, the suspiciously connected American and, of course, the expat party scene.”

Buzzfeed instructs us on “how to write a passive aggressive note” (HT @SaraDougherty)… Seriously, click through to check it. Though of course, we are well aware that real EAWs don’t need instruction on passive-aggressiveness. (Where’s the guest post on that one, folks?!)

And finally, AidSource…. We have limited invites to the beta – hit us up if you want to be an ‘early adopter’. I’m voting the fab discussion in the NGOs and Gender (Pretty on Paper) group as this week’s top AidSource content. (follow @aidsource1 for more)

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2012 11:19 am

    Always enjoy the blog and would love an invite to AidSource.

  2. Patrick permalink
    February 10, 2012 12:51 pm

    I would like an invite to AidSource. Looks awesome.

  3. Megan Squire permalink
    February 10, 2012 4:11 pm

    Yes please to Aidsource

  4. Anna permalink
    February 11, 2012 1:31 am

    Great as always. Invite to AidSource, pretty please?

  5. courtney permalink
    February 11, 2012 3:36 am

    An AidSource invite would give me something to do this weekend, thanks!

  6. Jesse Harber permalink
    February 12, 2012 6:04 am

    Could I have an invite to AidSource, please!

  7. February 13, 2012 5:27 am

    Invitation to aidsource please!

  8. Christopher Bachtrog (who would have guessed from the e-mail...) permalink
    February 13, 2012 11:04 am

    Yes! Meeeee tooooo aidsource!!!!

  9. ML in Tz permalink
    February 13, 2012 1:03 pm

    Another request for an AidSouurce invite, please.

  10. February 13, 2012 5:41 pm

    Requesting an invite to AidSource, please.

  11. Mary permalink
    February 13, 2012 5:52 pm

    Have any invites left? I would like one please.

  12. Liz permalink
    February 19, 2012 10:07 pm

    I’m pretty sure anyone can sign up…!?

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