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#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Ponder This Weekend

Saturday, February 20, 2016

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

From Aggi Ashagre, production assistant for ...


A Conversation With The Creator Of #OscarsSoWhite

Monday, January 25, 2016

In recent weeks, as controversy has embroiled the Oscar nominations, one hashtag has surfaced again as a vehicle for those displeased with the lack of diversity among the academy's selections: #OscarsSoWhite.

The hashtag has gathered momentum once more online, even as criticism of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ...


How To Build A Tech Empire At Age 24

Sunday, August 09, 2015

He may have been dubbed "The Mark Zuckerberg of Accra" by Forbes Africa, but tech entrepreneur Raindolf Owusu has his eyes set on much bigger goals.

Owusu wants to bring the Internet to all Africans — and train the next generation of tech leaders on the continent.

"I'm planning ...


Tweets Welcoming #ObamaInEthiopia

Monday, July 27, 2015

President Obama made history this week as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. He was welcomed with flowers, flags and plenty of tweets.

How many tweets exactly? The #ObamaInEthiopia hashtag in particular has been used more than 10,000 times and counting in the past seven days. ...


Kenya's Twitterati Send Thousands Of Messages To Obama

Friday, July 24, 2015

Kenyans like to tweet.

A lot.

The report "How Africa Tweets" says Nairobi is "the most active East African city on Twitter.

And this past week, Kenyans have outdone themselves. They're using the hashtag #KenyansMessageToObama to share their concerns with the president, who'll be visiting the country ...